Pamela Watson is appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Priest’s House Museum

Pamela Watson has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne.

The Priest’s House Museum and Garden is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster.

Using collections rich in archaeology and costume, and childhood and local history material, the museum tells the story of East Dorset. Period rooms, from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, show how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse. There are 10 galleries to explore. Displays include audio descriptions and children’s activities. A beautiful walled garden, gift shop and tearoom complete any visit.

The museum works closely with the local community. They participate in the museum through volunteering, learning and family activity programmes, exhibitions, community projects and reminiscence workshops.

Pamela has a long history with the museum as her level c tourism management students have annually worked with the curators Emma Ayling and James Webb to create marketing plans for the museum.

The students often come up with fresh and exciting ideas for the museum to put into practice. The students had previously identified that the museum needed to update its look to appeal to younger people. As a result of this, Pamela was asked to give input into the new logo designs with the museum’s creative agency.

Pamela is replacing Brian James on the Board as he has now retired. Brian worked within the School of Applied Sciences at Bournemouth University. The museum still has strong contacts with the School of Applied Sciences regarding Archaeology.

Congratulations to Pamela on this news!

Pamela’s appointment will be confirmed at the museum annual meeting in June next year. For information on the Museum please see

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