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This building has been a center of prayer since its establishment as a Benedictine nunnery in 705AD. It contains the Chained Library, which is one of the UK's first lending libraries.
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22 High Street, Wimborne Minster BH21 1EB, England
+44 1202 884753
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All reviews chained library astronomical clock quarter jack well worth a visit independent shops beautiful building spiral staircase the stained glass windows lovely town quarter hour henry vii lovely gift shop quick look lots of history market town visiting wimborne model village
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a short walking tour of Wimborne and had the time to visit the Minster. Really glad as there is so much history to take in. The building is spectacular, the roof timbers really grand. We were told about the astronomical clock and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely surprise, we thought we'd pop into 'another' church only to be delighted in everything we discovered. I do hope the chained library is open when you visit, so interesting. The scale of the building for what is relatively a small town was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The clock and the windows are amazing. Really enjoyed my visit. Wish the chained library had been open, but watched the history about it on the TVs. Maybe next time.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us went to the minster expecting just another church. What we found there was great. The chained library was unbelievably interesting, the lady explaining everything about it was extremely knowledgeable. She brought the whole experience to life, lucky is the church that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Frank & Christi... K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here whilst staying with a friend The stained glass windows are beautiful We met one of the church wardens who was very friendly and welcomed us warmly. She introduced us to a gentleman volunteer and told us he was very knowledgeable and if...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Beverley H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon with the friendly and informative team at the Minster. The highlight of our visit was the climb up to the Chained Library to learn about the polyglot bible exhibited there.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to see the famous ‘sunclock’ For ourselves. It takes a bit of working out, but a friendly local stopped to help us decipher it. Everyone is so friendly! Stayed to listen to the bells at Evensong. Wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lizzietoo
Reviewed August 14, 2019

A “must visit” in Wimborne, in particular the chained library. Knowledgeable and friendly steward, fascinating.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Indeana
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Beautiful building, warm welcoming feel which was unexpected of a church building. Stewards helpful and friendly

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Joanms49
Reviewed August 4, 2019

this old church is well worth a visit and I would say one of the main places of interest in Wimborne it's full of history if you like old churches then this place is for you

Date of experience: August 2019
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September 13, 2017|
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Response from bonjgb1009 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I dont believe there is one, but they appreciate all donations. There are fixed opening times, check the web-site or do a google search.