Monday 16th September

34 The Boat House, Poole
Bookable -
Event Full
Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Children welcome.
Exterior photography only.
Disabled access to Ground Floor only .
Not normally open to the public.
Full directions available on ticket.

The Boat House was built in 1938 and contains
the Second Class Drawing Room from the
Cunard liner “Mauretania”. The interior of the
house dates from the launch of the ship in 1907
and includes a beautifully panelled saloon and
officers cabins.
Event Full

35 The House Boat, Poole
Bookable -
Event Full
Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Children welcome.
Exterior photography only.
Disabled access to Ground Floor only.
Full directions available on ticket.

The Houseboat was built by developer
Solidspace with Mole Architects, located on a
site overlooking Poole Harbour. This experimental
home is built on five levels with the upper three
all interconnecting around a void open from
roof to ground floor. It takes inspiration from
two upturned boat hulls in blackened larch
sitting on a rough concrete sea wall. We used
local craftsmen skills. This featured a Douglas
Fir timber and in situ concrete frame, special
finishes all of which combine to create a unique
contemporary home. While sitting comfortably
in its local context it creates a dramatic and
spacious interior.
Event Full

36 Eventide Homes Almshouses, Bournemouth
Bookable -
Event Full
New Event - Guided Tour
No dogs allowed.
Photography at discretion of
Group Leader.
Limited disabled access. There is no
wheelchair access into the new exhibition space.
Not normally open to the public.
Full directions available on ticket.

The Eventide Homes is an almshouse charity
housing older people in need within distinct
The Eventide Homes’ founder, JR Edgecombe
became increasingly aware of the growing
number of cases of extreme hardship in the area,
particularly amongst women, who through no
fault of their own, were left homeless and without
adequate means of support. During his time as
Mayor and Alderman he envisaged a community
of small villas where the needy could find security
in the latter part of their lives.
The Homes are a striking testimony to the
Architect, Philip Hardy who was married to
Ethel Mary Bright (daughter of Percy Bright, of
Bright’s Stores, which today is ‘House of Fraser’
in Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth). Hardy
entered into a partnership with architect A. J.
Seal to form ‘Seal and Hardy’, whose work
included, the very different, Art Deco Echo
Offices on Richmond Hill in Bournemouth and
the Westover Road Ice Rink.
As well as a tour of the grounds and assembly
hall (which was made possible thanks to the
kindness of a donation from Sir Alexander
Maclean, of toothpaste fame), History students
from Bournemouth University have curated
an exhibition space displaying and presenting
heritage material.
Event Full

Monday 16th September

37 Lulworth Castle & Park
Open Day

Dogs are permitted within the grounds
only and not inside the buildings with the
exception of assistance dogs.
Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham,
Dorset, BH20 5QS
Parking available on-site but charges apply.
£3 for the day.
Walk in the footsteps of Royalty as you explore
the 17th Century Castle. Discover the stunning
landscapes, beautiful 18th Century Roman
Catholic Chapel and unrivalled views from the
Castle tower. Enjoy the woodland walks and
children’s playground and some coffee and cake
in the Castle Tearoom. Children can Hunt the
Bat in the Castle and Hunt the Squirrel in the
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th, 10.30am to 5pm

38 Guided visit to Wimborne Minster Bell Tower
Bookable -
Event Full
Guided Visit

Accompanied children only.
No disabled access.
Participants need to be able to climb the
72 uneven spiral stone stairs up to the
Ringing Chamber.
Meeting point available on ticket.
Please use public car parks
An opportunity to visit the Bell Tower of
Wimborne Minster which was built in 1464 and
discover the hidden heritage inside the ringing
chamber. Learn about the four-hundred-yearold
tradition of English Style bell ringing and
the history of the Minster Bells. Your visit will
include an opportunity to see the ringers in
Event Full

39 Russell-Cotes - The Story of the Victorian Villa
Bookable - Max No Allowed 65
New Event - Talk
Limited Availability
No dogs allowed.
Children over 16 only.
Full disabled access.
Wimborne. Full directions available on ticket
Please use public car parks.
NO on-site parking.

In 1901 Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-
Cotes completed their dream home - a palace
of art filled with an extraordinary collection of
paintings, sculptures and treasures collected on
their world travels.
Discover the story of these wonderful characters
and their unique vision, with this illustrated talk.
39/001 Monday 16th 2pm

Also Featured Today
01 Swanage Library
02 The Minster Church & Chained Library,
03 Blandford Town Museum
04 Bridport Town Hall
06 Silk Hay
07 St Andrews Church, Kinson
08 St Laurence Church, Upwey
09 Swanage Town Hall
11 St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
13 Town Mill, Lyme Regis
22 Tudor House, Weymouth