Verwood Museum Trust - Dorset UK.

  (Registered Charity No. 1067952)UK.
(Pottery Museum and Coffee Shop).


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  Current Verwood Museum Trust Patrons.  


The Trustees are all local people with a wide knowledge of and interest in Verwood and surrounding area.

There are currently two Patrons of the Trust.

  • From 2006 the current Viscount Cranborne replaced his father as a Patron of the Centre.

  • Henry Sandon (of Antiques Road Show fame).

  Previous Verwood Museum Trust Patrons.  

  • The 7th Marques of Salisbury (formerly Viscount Cranborne).

The current Manor House in Cranborne which was built in the early 14th Century by the then Earl of Gloucester and transformed later by Robert Cecil for the entertainment of James 1st has been described as "the loveliest manor house in Dorset".

It was never the seat of the heads of the family, who preferred Hatfield House.

On the death of his father the then Viscount Cranborne became the 7th Marques of Salisbury and moved to Hatfield House in 2006.

It is for this reason that he resigned as a Patron of the Verwood Heritage Centre and has been replaced by his son the current Viscount Cranborne.



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