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Deans Court

An elegant historic house set in ancient gardens, a stone's throw from the centre of Wimborne Minster.

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EE

Deans Court
Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • No parking
  • Shop
Accessibility

Please contact us in advance of visiting to help us understand your specific needs regarding accessibility, and work out the best plan. Generally, access to the historic house comes with its share challenges, especially as the building is so old.

Access into the house is not level and there is no lift inside and it is surrounded by loose gravel that can also be difficult to traverse safely. Regrettably mobility scooters are not permitted inside the house, as they are too large and lack the level of manoeuvrability needed for safe entry and exit.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Deans Court is an ancient house with fine Georgian facades, set in romantic gardens. It was formerly a Saxon monastery and has only had two owners in 1,300 years.

The current owner’s family has lived here for 500 years and the long run of ancestral portraits provides the backdrop for a remarkable example of private heritage.

The garden features a large monastic fishpond, an historic walled permaculture garden, chalk stream, herb garden, orchard, apiary and mature trees.

Deans Court is a beautiful and romantic venue for weddings, events, film & photo shoots.  Amenities include holiday lets a destination homestore and a health food cafe supplied with produce from the kitchen garden.

Opening Times

2022

April: 24th, 26th
May: 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
June: 3rd, 7th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 21st, 28th
July: 5th, 10th, 12th, 16th, 17th
August: 29th

Three tours per day, each starting at: 10:00, 11:30 and 13:00

See website for exact dates and times.

No online booking – Historic Houses members should arrive 10 minutes (or even earlier!) before the advertised start time on our website www.deanscourt.org

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Open Days (Tours): Adult £8.00 / Concession £6.00

NGS Days: Adult £5.00/ Concession £4.00 (60+)

Children under 16 free – not suitable for under 5s

Accessibility

Please contact us in advance of visiting to help us understand your specific needs regarding accessibility, and work out the best plan. Generally, access to the historic house comes with its share challenges, especially as the building is so old.

Access into the house is not level and there is no lift inside and it is surrounded by loose gravel that can also be difficult to traverse safely. Regrettably mobility scooters are not permitted inside the house, as they are too large and lack the level of manoeuvrability needed for safe entry and exit.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Deans Court grounds and trees

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