Wednesday 18th September

48 Bournemouth Hebrew
Congregation - Synagogue Prayer Hall
Bookable -
Event Full
New Event - Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Exterior photography only.
Full disabled access. Wheelchair access available from Wootton Gardens entrance, by prior arrangement.
Not normally open to the public.
Full directions available on ticket
Parking available on-site but is limited
Built in 1911, in a style described as a very
contemporary ‘Art Nouveau take on the Moorish
Revival Style’. The Prayer Hall has brick walls
under a pitched slate roof, designed with four
symmetrical bays of barrel vault design, with
the adjacent entrance via a squat tower with a
square domed cupola, originally clad in lead. The
elevations have visually strong arched openings
and pilasters; window surrounds are in ashlar
Bath stone with metal window frames and
leaded light coloured glass and stained glass,
producing a strong composition.
The building complex has undergone many
extensions and alterations. The Prayer Hall itself
re-opened in 1962, following extensions of 3
bays to the south, a side extension to the west
and incorporating the original entrance to the
north, all sympathetically carried out to reflect
the style of the original.
The visit will last approximately 45 minutes.
Event Full

49 Highcliffe Castle
Open Day

No dogs allowed inside. Dogs must be on a lead in the grounds.
Full disabled access. Public areas of the Castle are fully accessible by wheelchair.
The grounds and the tearooms are wheelchair
manageable. The seafront is accessible via a
gentle zig zag slope.
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe,
Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4LE
Parking available on-site but charges apply.
Highcliffe Castle is a Grade I listed mansion
situated on the cliff top with spectacular views
across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Its
romantic Gothic Revival style is largely due to
the medieval masonry shipped from France.
The 9 metre high ‘Jesse Window’ is made from
French medieval stained glass, the central panel
believed to have come from a church in Rouen.
Two devastating fires in the 1960’s rendered the
building derelict. In 1977 it was purchased by
Christchurch Borough Council and a programme
of repairs was begun with the support of English
Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund. This year
offers a great opportunity for both new visitors
and those who wish to return to see the newly
restored East Wing.
Wednesday 18th, 10am to 5pm
(last admission 4pm)

50 Highcliffe Castle Tours
Bookable -
Event Full
Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Children over 5 only.
No disabled access. Parts of the behind the
scenes guided tour are not fully accessible due
to the nature of the building.
Meeting point available on ticket
Parking available on-site but charges apply
Volunteer tour guides tell the fascinating history
of the Castle. This guided tour includes the wine
cellars and upper floors.
Event Full

Wednesday 18th September

51 Poole Guildhall
Guided Visit

No dogs allowed.
Accompanied children only.
Full disabled access.
The Guildhall, Market St, Poole, BH15 1NF
Please use public car parks.
NO on-site parking.
Poole Guildhall, a two-storey brown brick building designed in “Palladian Taste” style and enhanced with lime stone dressing, was built in the Coronation Year of King George III (1761). Originally used to house the administration prescribed by Queen Elizabeth I who made Poole a County separate from Dorset.
The building has been considerably adapted but externally, all of the alterations have been sympathetic, and the elegant front elevation has
been retained. The elegant Hall of Justice with its Judicial bench remains intact and is now a wedding hall.
The Society for Poole will be hosting a viewing
with presentations in the Main Hall every half hour.
Wednesday 18th, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

52 Bournemouth Natural Science Society
Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Accompanied children only.
Partial disabled access.
39 Christchurch Road (near Derby Road),
Bournemouth, BH1 3NS. On main bus routes.
Parking available on-site but is limited
Guided tour of a Grade II listed Victorian villa
(1880), looking at its architecture externally and
internally, and a chance to view the Victorian
natural history and antiquarian collections
throughout the building. Donations welcome
(in aid of building restoration).
Wednesday 18th, 11am and 2pm

53 Wimborne Model Town - A Miniature History
Bookable -
Event Full
Talk and Visit

Assistance Dogs only.
Full disabled access.
Wimborne Model Town, 16 King Street,
Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DY
Please use public car park. King Street is
directly opposite.
Come and enjoy a compact history of the vintage
miniature world of Wimborne Model Town,
covering the reasons for its construction, how it
was rescued and its second lease of life at the
“new” site.
Event Full

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08 St Laurence Church, Upwey
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11 St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
13 Town Mill, Lyme Regis
29 Generator House & Night Shelter WWII
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36 Tour of Eventide Homes Almshouses,