Thursday 7th September


001 Wareham Town Pound
Open Day
Pound Lane, Wareham BH20 4JZ
The Town Pound is situated at the western end
of Pound Lane at its junction with West Street
where it cuts through the west Saxon walls.
Please use public car parks
www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/article/396465/ Wareham-Town-Walls-walk
The Pound is one of the many examples of
Wareham’s social history and forms part of the
Wareham Walls Walk, a leisurely stroll around
the Saxon Walls, built by King Alfred to protect
his people against the marauding Vikings. The
medieval Pound has been rejuvenated with the
addition of life-size animal artworks created by
the students of the Purbeck School, seating,
planting and improved access by Renaissance
Developments, plus the installation of an
interpretation board telling the full story of the
Pound.
Open daily, 9am to 5pm.


002 Wareham Walls Walk
Open Day
No Wheelchair Access
Wareham Walls Walk, beginning at the
Town Pound BH20 4JZ
The Walls are best walked in a clockwise
direction beginning at Board 1, across West
Street from the Town Pound, in Streche Road
Car Park, BH20 4JZ
Please use public car parks
www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/article/396465/Wareham-Town-Walls-walk
Wareham’s Saxon Walls are the best remaining
example within the UK. The enjoyment of an
hour long stroll along the walls around the town
is now made even more informative with the
addition of seven interpretation boards. Each
board tells the story of the historical events that
took place on each of the seven locations, and
there is also a Wareham Walls Walk booklet,
priced at just £2, available from Discover Purbeck
within Wareham Library.
Care must be taken with children as some
parts are high and steep.
No Disabled Access
Open daily, 9am to 5pm.


003 The Minster Church of St Cuthberga & The Chained Library
Open Day
Partial Wheelchair Access
High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HT
Situated in the centre of Wimborne. Please use
Public Car Parks, King Street being the nearest.
www.wimborneminster.org.uk
The Minster Church is steeped in history with
many interesting treasures and artefacts including
the Astronomical Clock, Quarter Jack, Man in the
Wall and Beaufort Tomb. There has been a place
of worship and pilgrimage on this site for over
1300 years and the present building dates from
c1120.
The Chained Library, one of the earliest public
libraries in the UK, was founded in 1695. It is
accessed by a short spiral staircase and contains
over 400 volumes.
Opening times may be restricted due to
funerals or other special Services
Wheelchair access to Minster is via NE
(St George’s) Chapel door
The Minster is open Mon to Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm,
and Sun 2.30pm to 5.30pm. (Sun mornings for Services only)
The Chained Library is open Tues to Fri 10.30am to 12.30pm
and 2pm to 4pm and Mon 2pm to 4pm


Bookable
SORRY. EVENT FULL.
004 Silk Hay
Bookable. 10 tickets per event.

Guided Tour
No DogsNo ChildrenNo Wheelchair Access Not normally open to the public
Stalbridge.
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use public car parks
Silk Hay is a substantial L-shaped Dorset stone
house, lovingly restored over a period of 30
years.
Having inherited her mother’s house, Hilary
Townsend, soon discovered there was more to it
than met the eye - a medieval hall house with a
Tudor extension, needing much attention.
After labouring over the renovation of this
intriguing house, Hilary now welcomes those
who are interested in our heritage to learn
about it.
From beautiful craftsmanship to medieval graffiti,
the story of this house is a powerful inspiration to
anyone who loves old buildings
004/01 Thursday 7th 10am
004/02 Friday 8th 10am
004/03 Monday 11th 10am
004/04 Tuesday 12th 10am
004/05 Wednesday 13th 10am
004/06 Thursday 14th 10am


005 Bucknowle Roman Villa Threshold Stones
Open Day
No Dogs Full Wheelchair Access
Tree of Life & Laughter Community Garden
Wareham Library, South Street, Wareham
BH20 4LR
(Wareham Library is situated at the bottom of
South Street, Wareham, and adjacent to the
Town Quay and River Frome)
Please use public car parks
The Bucknowle Roman villa threshold stones
were donated to Wareham Library in the 1970’s
and have been enhanced and better presented
to the viewing public by the Wareham & District
Development Trust supported by the Heritage
Lottery Fund.
Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Closed Sunday 10th


006 The Guildhall, Lyme Regis
Open Day
Full Wheelchair Access
The Guildhall, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis,
Dorset, DT7 3QA
The Guildhall is on the A3052 in the very centre
of the town. Please use public car parks. There
are long stay car parks on the approach roads
either side of the town and some limited short
stay parking in the town centre.
www.lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk
The Guildhall can be dated to the sixteenth
century. The main chamber, however, with
its curved ceiling and extensive panelling, was
refurbished, in 1887, by the same architect who
built the Philpot museum.
The main chamber is up a flight of stairs but
there is a lift available for anyone who cannot
manage stairs. An accompanying person will
need to go to the main chamber and ask the
attendant to arrange access.
Thursday 7th, Friday 8th,
Sunday 10th & Monday 11th, 10am to 5pm


007 Byngley House, Poole
New Event
No DogsNo Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
6 Market Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1NF
Situated in Old Town Poole near the historic
Guildhall. Byngley House is located within the
pedestrianised (cobbled) Market Street.
Please use Public Car Parks, Old Orchard being
the nearest.
www.byngleyhouse.com
Built in 1567, Byngley House is a handsome
grade II Elizabethan private residence that exudes
a wealth of history. This year we celebrate its
450th year making Byngley House one of the
oldest properties remaining in Poole today. Step
back in time and enjoy the cottage with original
16th century features including inglenook
fireplaces, stone mullion, solid oak stairwell and
dumb waiter.
During the English Civil War in the 17th century,
Oliver Cromwell is rumoured to have spent time
at Byngley House using it as a meeting place by
his Parliamentarians.
Exclusively open for 2 days only during Dorset
Architectural Heritage Week with the owner
on-site to answer questions. Free handouts
available.
A collection bucket will be available for donations
to Target Ovarian Cancer.
Shoe covers will be provided for use inside the
property.
Thursday 7th, 10am to 4pm
Friday 8th, 10am to 2pm


008 Swanage Town Hall
Open Day

Partial Wheelchair Access
Town Hall, High Street, Swanage
BH19 2NZ
Please use public car parks. Car parks nearby at
Co-op on Kings Road BH19 1HP, Broad Road
BH19 2BB and Main Beach on Victoria Avenue
BH19 1AP
www.swanage.gov.uk/townhall.aspx
The Town Hall, built in 1882, incorporates
the front of the Mercer’s Hall from Cheapside
in London, as designed by Edward Jarman, a
contemporary of Sir Christopher Wren, in 1668.
The interior, which is on view, includes the foyer,
staircase and council chamber, which is still used
for meetings. A small but interesting collection
of paintings of old Swanage is also on display.
There is no wheelchair access and the
Council chamber is up two flights of
stairs.
Open weekdays only, 10am to 1pm and
2pm to 4pm


009 Stone and Voice Exhibition - An
HLF Supported Project in the recently
restored Chapel of the Resurrection
in the grounds of St Peters Church,
Bournemouth
New Event
Dogs on leads only Full Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
The Chapel of the Resurrection, St Peters
Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE
Parking is not available in the church grounds but
there is a public car park very nearby off Upper
Hinton Road.
As well as pedestrian routes into the church
grounds from St Peters Road and Hinton Road
there is a path from Parsonage Road that winds
down the wooded glade but is steep and
includes steps near the Chapel.
www.stpetersbournemouth.org.uk
Stone and Voice is a project supported by
Heritage Lottery Fund that seeks to unlock the
history and significance of the Chapel of the
Resurrection, a WW1 memorial chapel designed
by Sir Ninian Comper. There will be access
to the recently restored chapel revealing its
beautifully simple classical interior. Displays in
the chapel and in St Peter’s Church will tell the
stories of the 23 men who are commemorated
on Comper’s Memorial Plaque and explore the
conception, design, construction and use of the
Chapel.
Thursday 7th to Monday 11th, 10am to 6pm


010 Swanage Methodist Church
Special Event
No Dogs Full Wheelchair Access
105 High St, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LZ
Church is on the south side of the High St.
Identifiable by the tall spire. Parking available
on-site
www.swanagemethodist.org.uk
Swanage Methodist Church will be hosting an
exhibition of local artists “Trees For Life”. There
will also be a speaker from The Woodland Trust
on the evening of 7th September along with light
refreshments.
Thursday 7th, 10am to 7pm.
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th, 10am to 4pm


Bookable
011 Melbury House

Bookable. 20 tickets per event.
This event is NOT bookable through the
Heritage Week Booking Office.
Contact Laura Baterip at the venue to book.
Email: laura.baterip@ilchester-estates.co.uk

Guided Tour
Melbury House, Melbury Sampford,
Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0LF.
For satnav please use the postcode DT2 0LW
Parking available on-site
Supervised limited tour of part of the house
and contents including the entrance hall,
saloon, square drawing room, dining room and
long drawing room. Visits to Melbury Church
permitted if requested in advance.
Tours last approximately 1 hour.
Thursday 7th & Friday 8th, 10am & 2pm


012 St Laurence Church, Upwey
Open Day
Full Wheelchair Access
Church St, Upwey, Weymouth, DT3 5QE
On A354 from Dorchester leave at Upwey
turnoff. Turn left and proceed South to the
B3159 Stottingway St, then onto Church St.
Church is at the end near Wishing Well.
Please use public car parks
www.ridgeway.org.uk/churches/st-laurencechurch-upwey
A 13th -15th Century church with Tudor Roses,
wall paintings, a 12th Century font (used as
a pedestal for the capital in construction of
the 15th Century North Arcade), ancient and
Victorian stained glass, Jacobean pulpit, Tudor
and Stuart links and some Green Men.
Be aware of the gaps in the flagstone paths.
Open daily 10am to 4pm.
Access may be restricted due to funerals and
other church services.
013 Blandford Town Museum
Open Day
Bere’s Yard, Blandford Forum, DT11 7HQ
Please use public car parks
www.blandfordtownmuseum.org
Sculptor Alfred Stevens was born in Blandford
Forum and some of his earliest work will be on
display. His life story and examples of his work
will be shown on an electronic display. There will
be a special, temporary exhibit of Alfred Stevens
sketches, on which he based his sculptural work.
He is best known for his sculptures, which can be
seen in places such as the British Museum (Lions
incorporated into the gates of the Museum) and
St Paul’s Cathedral (Wellington Memorial).
The toilets are not accessible to wheelchair
users.
Open Daily Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Closed Sundays.


013 Blandford Town Museum
Open Day
Assistance Dogs OnlyAccompanied Children OnlyFull Wheelchair Access
Bere’s Yard, Blandford Forum, DT11 7HQ
Please use public car parks
www.blandfordtownmuseum.org
Sculptor Alfred Stevens was born in Blandford
Forum and some of his earliest work will be on
display. His life story and examples of his work
will be shown on an electronic display. There will
be a special, temporary exhibit of Alfred Stevens
sketches, on which he based his sculptural work.
He is best known for his sculptures, which can be
seen in places such as the British Museum (Lions
incorporated into the gates of the Museum) and
St Paul’s Cathedral (Wellington Memorial).
The toilets are not accessible to wheelchair
users.
Open Daily Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Closed Sundays.


014 Highcliffe Castle Open Day
Open Day
Dogs on leads onlyAssistance Dogs OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe,
Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4LE
Parking available on-site but charges
apply
www.highcliffecastle.co.uk
On Thursday 7th September Highcliffe Castle is
staying open later and offering free admission
as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. This
is a great opportunity to see what is new at the
Castle or visit the site for the first time.
Dogs must be on leads in the grounds, dogs are
not allowed in the Castle except for assistance
dogs.
Public areas of the Castle are fully accessible
by wheelchair. The grounds and the Castle
Kitchens are wheelchair manageable. The
seafront is accessible via a gentle zig zag
slope.
Thursday 7th, 10.30am to 7pm
(last admission at 6.30pm).


Extra Event!
Bridport  Town Hall

Open Day
Full Wheelchair Access
East Street Bridport  DT6 3HA
The Town Hall is situated  in the centre of town at the junction of East, West and South Streets
Please use public car parks. No on-site parking.
A former courthouse, the listed Georgian Town Hall  holds the significant  collection of paintings  by Fra Newbery ( former  Director of Glasgow School of Art)  which  depict aspects  of the town’s history, particularly the  rope and net heritage  ( enhanced by a small display of artefacts), along  with memorabilia from HMS Bridport ( both ships).
Children’s activities and audio guides available. Wheelchair access via the Tourist Information Office.
Open  daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed on Sunday 10th

Thursday 7th September


015 St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
Open Day
No DogsAccompanied Children OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
St Peter & St Paul’s Church, The Market Place,
Blandford Forum, DT11 7AD
A350 or A354 to Blandford Forum. On reaching
the ring road, follow signs to Blandford Town
Centre. The church is in the heart of the town
and cannot be missed!
Please use public car parks
www.cupolaproject.org.uk
St Peter & St Paul (Grade 1 Listed) was rebuilt
following the Great Fire of Blandford (1731) and
reopened in 1739. One of the most important
Georgian churches outside London, it was placed
on the Historic England ‘At Risk’ register in 2012.
At this time the Cupola Project was launched:
a £3.5 million restoration, regeneration and reordering
7-10 year phased project. In 2016 stage
2 was completed, with the Cupola gloriously
restored and saved for future generations thanks
to grants from HLF and others.
Please note that this is a “working” church -
open access may be restricted. For information:
01258 456367 or email blandfordchurchtours@
gmail.com before 6th September. 07801418947
from 7th to 10th Sept.
There are 7 levels within the church
Thursday 7th, 10.30am to 4pm
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th, 10am to 4pm
Sunday 10th, 12pm to 4pm


016 Milling at Town Mill, Lyme Regis
Special Event
No DogsAccompanied Children OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset
DT7 3PU
Please use public car parks
www.townmill.org.uk
Visit The Town Mill and see our team of volunteer
millers in action as they harness the power of the
River Lym to turn the giant waterwheel, gears
and millstones to produce traditional Town Mill
flour. Milling demonstrations run continuously
through the day and our Millers and Mill History
Guides will show you round and answer any
questions you may have about our working
watermill and the mill house and surrounding
buildings.
Enjoy a beer from Lyme Regis Brewery or a
delicious meal from The Courtyard Café. The
creative artisan businesses and art galleries will
also be open if you wish to purchase a unique
souvenir of your visit to the creative heart of
Lyme Regis.
The Town Mill Trust is a registered charity - all
donations help to secure the future of the historic
mill
There are areas of the Town Mill that do
not offer full wheelchair access. Please
telephone first if planning a visit and you
have serious physical mobility problems, so
that we can assist you - 01297 444042
Open daily, 11am to 4pm (subject to volunteer
availability)


Bookable
017 West Gallery & Tower Tours
St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
Bookable. 8 tickets per event.
This event is not bookable via the DAHW
Booking Office. To book please call 01258
456367 or email blandfordchurchtours@
gmail.com before 6th September. From 7th
to 10th Sept please call 07801 418947

Guided Tour
No DogsAccompanied Children OnlyNo Wheelchair Access
St Peter & St Paul’s Church, The Market Place,
Blandford Forum, DT11 7AD
A350 or A354 to Blandford Forum. On reaching
the ring road, follow signs to Blandford Town
Centre. The church is in the heart of the town
and cannot be missed!
Please use public car parks
www.cupolaproject.org.uk
St Peter & St Paul (Grade 1 Listed) was rebuilt
following the Great Fire of Blandford (1731) and
reopened in 1739. One of the most important
Georgian churches outside London, it was placed
on the Historic England ‘At Risk’ register in 2012.
At this time the Cupola Project was launched:
a £3.5 million restoration, regeneration and reordering
7-10 year phased project. In 2016 stage
2 was completed, with the Cupola gloriously
restored and saved for future generations thanks
to grants from HLF and others.
Allow an hour - includes an insight into the art of
bell-ringing. 5* reviews on Trip Advisor!
Please note that the tour does not permit access
to the external tower parapets.
Please note that this is a “working”
church – open access may be restricted.
For information: 01258 456367 or email
blandfordchurchtours@gmail.com before 6th
September. 07801418947 from 7th to 10th
Sept.
No Disabled Access. Spiral stairs.
Thursday 7th, 11am & 3pm
Friday 8th, 11am & 3pm
Saturday 9th, 11 am & 3pm
Sunday 10th, 3pm


018 St Andrew’s Church, Kinson
Open Day
Accompanied Children OnlyFull Wheelchair Access
St. Andrew’s Church, Millhams Road, Kinson,
Bournemouth BH10 7LN
Parking available on site. Please drive past the
Church and park in the car park behind and use
inclined path to the Church.
For wheelchair access please park at roadside at
front of Church on Millhams Road and use level
footpath.
www.standrewskinson.org
Come and visit the oldest Church in
Bournemouth which has been extensively
refurbished recently.
Late Norman tower, 13th century chancel
(restored 1875), nave and aisles rebuilt 1894-95
by W.H. Romaine-Walker. Inside there are a
number of historic artefacts, including a 13th
century font, Hanoverian royal arms on canvas,
prayer boards, a clock installed in memory of
Queen Victoria in 1904, beautiful stained glass
windows, and a WW1 memorial plaque.
Thursday 7th to Thursday 14th, 11am to 3pm.
Sunday from 12.30pm only.
Visitors welcome to Thursday Church Service
11.30am to 12.30pm.
Access may be restricted due to funerals
and other church services.


Bookable
SORRY. EVENT FULL.
019 Highcliffe Castle Tours
Bookable. 16 tickets per event.

Guided Tour
Dogs on leads onlyAssistance Dogs OnlyPartial Wheelchair AccessNo ChildrenNot normally open to the public
Christchurch.
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking available on-site but charges
apply
www.highcliffecastle.co.uk
Volunteer tour guides tell the fascinating history
of the Castle, taking visitors into the unrestored
areas of the Castle. This hard hat guided tour
includes the old kitchens, wine cellars and upper
floors.
Dogs must be on leads in the grounds, dogs are
not allowed in the Castle except for assistance
dogs.
Public areas of the Castle are fully accessible
by wheelchair. The grounds and the Castle
Kitchens are wheelchair manageable. The
seafront is accessible via a gentle zig zag
slope.
019/01 Thursday 7th 11.30am
019/02 Thursday 7th 2.30pm
019/03 Thursday 7th 4pm
019/04 Thursday 7th 5.30pm


Bookable
SORRY. EVENT FULL.
020 Guided tour of All Saints’
Historic Riverside Church
Bookable. 15 tickets per event.

Open Day
No DogsAccompanied Children OnlyPartial Wheelchair Access
West Parley.
Full directions available on ticket.
www.stmarks-allsaints-westparley.org.uk
Guided tour of village church with Saxon origins
and something from almost every era since.
Highlights include the magnificent medieval roof
timbers, the burial urn reputed to have contained
the heart of the Lady of Lydlinch, 18th Century
box pews, 16th Century chalice, the elephant
in the churchyard and the ‘cursed’ sundial of
gruesome origin! In a tour lasting approximately
1 hour the Rector delights in re-imagining the
past and bringing the history of the parish to life.
Children over 12 only
Please wear sensible shoes as the tour
includes the outside of the Church.
There is wheelchair access to the Church but
the Churchyard is not so easily accessible to
wheelchair users.
020/01 Thursday 7th 11.30am
020/02 Wednesday 13th 2.30pm


021 Serles House & Garden Open Day
New Event
Dogs on leads onlyNo ChildrenNo camerasNo Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Serles House, 47 Victoria Rd, Wimborne,
BH21 1EN
Very near to Wimborne Hospital on B3082.
¼ mile from Wimborne Town Centre.
Please use public car parks. NO on-site parking
please.
www.wimbornecivicsoc.org.uk
A late Victorian Town House, much of which
is original, decorated and furnished in period
style but with adjustments for modern day
living. The garden is home to a treasure trove
of mostly locally sourced historic artefacts. They
complement the ingenious use of many unusual
garden plants which led Alan Titchmarsh to
describe the garden as “one of the ten best
private gardens in Britain”.
This event takes place due to the assistance of
friends of the owner and the Wimborne Civic
Society.
Exterior photography only. No bags, dogs,
pushchairs or wheelchairs allowed in the
house.
Light refreshments available.
Thursday 7th, 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 9th & Wednesday 13th, 11am to 4pm


Robin Noscoe Centenary
Exhibition Hosted at Serles House

Special Event
This event is not a part of the Dorset
Architectural Heritage Week Programme but
will be of interest to visitors due to its location.
Serles House, 47 Victoria Rd, Wimborne,
BH21 1EN
Very near to Wimborne Hospital on B3082.
¼ mile from Wimborne Town Centre.
Please use public car parks. NO on-site
parking.
www.wimbornecivicsoc.org.uk
This year celebrates the Centenary of local
Wimborne man Robin Noscoe, artist, sculptor,
architect, potter, designer, a man of many
artistic talents. Robin’s working career was as
Director of Art at historic Canford School and
he lists among his more famous pupils names
such as filmmaker Derek Jarman, architect
Robert Adam, artist Richard Walker and author
Peter Parker. Robin’s friends and family have
gathered together an exhibition of this great
man’s artistic achievements a century after
his birth. During each opening a member
of Robin’s family will be present along with
members of Wimborne Civic Society (of which
Robin was a founder member in 1973).
Exterior photography only. No bags,
dogs, pushchairs or wheelchairs allowed
in the house. Refreshments available.
Thursday 7th, 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 9th & Wednesday 13th, 11am to 4pm


022 Church of Our Lady, Queen of
Martyrs, & St Ignatius

Open Day
Dogs on leads onlyPartial Wheelchair Access
North Road, Chideock, Bridport DT6 6LF.
Chideock is on the A35, 2 miles west of Bridport.
Turn into North Road by St Giles Parish Church
and the church is quarter of a mile along this
lane on the right with car park beyond.
Parking available on-site
www.chideockmartyrschurch.org.uk
Built in 1874 by Charles Weld of adjoining
Chideock Manor, this delightful Grade II*
Italian Romanesque church is a gem of English
Catholicism. The church is the Shrine of the
Dorset Martyrs, a Marian Shrine, and has a
small museum attached showing local history
and village life through the ages. The Sacristy
will be open to view the wall paintings, the Fra
Newbery painting of the Chideock Martyrs and
the site of original barn chapel where mass was
held secretly in penal times. The original Victorian
dome with its special tiles and painted interior
was restored in 2014.
Donations for upkeep are very welcome.
Wheelchair ramps into church
available.
Open daily 2pm to 4pm


023 Weld Memorial Chapel
Open Day
Dogs on leads onlyNo Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
North Road, Chideock, Bridport DT6 6LF.
Chideock is on the A35, 2 miles west of Bridport.
Turn into North Road by Parish Church, the
Chapel is just beyond on the right.
Parking available on-site but is limited. Some
parking on lane, otherwise use shop car park in
centre of village.
www.chideockmartyrschurch.org.uk
This Grade II* Memorial (or Mortuary) Chapel
was built by Charles Weld of Chideock Manor
in 1852, in memory of his parents. It is built
in a cruciform style and is surrounded by a
cemetery which is no longer used. Inside the
wall paintings show rich artistic details of saints
and bible scenes and are of considerable quality,
showing ideas that led to the Arts and Crafts
Movement. It is a rare example of a complete
mid-19th Century Mortuary Chapel.
Donations for upkeep are very welcome.
Open daily 2pm to 4pm


Bookable
LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
024 Wimborne Rd Cemetery

Bookable. 16 tickets per event
Guided Tour
No DogsNo Wheelchair Access
Bournemouth.
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking available on-site
Guided walk of Wimborne Road Cemetery. The
cemetery opened in 1878 and is the last resting
place of many people who helped to shape
Bournemouth. An oasis of calm in the centre of
town.
Walk lasts approximately 2 hours.
Very uneven ground
024/01 Thursday 7th 2pm SORRY. EVENT FULL.
024/02 Thursday 14th 2pm
FEW TICKETS REMAINING


025 Guided Tours of St John the
Baptist Church, Bere Regis

Guided Tour
Dogs on leads onlyPartial Wheelchair Access
Bere Regis Parish Church, West Street, Bere
Regis BH20 7HQ.
Map reference GR 347947
Central Car Park in village indicated by visitor
signs.
www.bereregis.org/St.JohnTours.htm
A guided tour of the church and churchyard will
be given by a parish volunteer guide. The church
dates from the Norman times with carvings of
this date on the Purbeck marble columns. It
has a unique 15th Century carved and painted
nave roof and tower both given by Cardinal
Morton (his mother was a Turberville, the family
being Lords of the Manor for over 500 years)
and the family initiating the connections with
Thomas Hardy with ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’
and his novels. The churchyard has a number of
interesting headstones with inscriptions which
are labelled.
Voluntary donations are very acceptable towards
maintenance of the church fabric.
The Church is wheelchair friendly but there
are two steps to the Chancel, North Aisle
and the Baptistery. The churchyard is not
level but some areas can be reached on
gravel paths. The guide is able to open the
disabled friendly toilet.
Thursday 7th, 3pm, Tuesday 12th, 11am
& Thursday 14th, 3pm


026 The Military Architecture of Dorchester
Guided Tour
No DogsPartial Wheelchair Access
The Keep Military Museum, Bridport Rd,
Dorchester, DT1 1RN
Please use public car parks
www.keepmilitarymuseum.org
A tour of Dorchester’s military architecture from
the Roman period to the 20th Century based
around The Keep Military Museum but also
taking in other areas of the original barracks
including the riding school and hospital.
Some walking and stair climbing
involved.
Thursday 7th & Tuesday 12th, 6.30pm to 8pm