Saint Cuthburga founded Wimborne Minster around 700 CE as a monastery for monks and nuns.

This mosaic fragment is thought to come from her tomb and shrine in the abbey. It is in the Italian Cosmatesque style used on mosaic pavements and church furnishings from the 12th to 14th century.

Important Announcement

Friday 22 September 2023, The Victorian Hall will also be closed all day for a private function. The Fine Foundation Dorset Story Space, next the the Thomas Hardy's Dorset Gallery will also be closed for an hour around Midday.