Community Learning and Resource Centre (CLaRC)

Our aim is to provide the community of Dorset with affordable venue/room and community space hire either for regular classes, meetings, events or training sessions. The CLaRC is an accessible Dementia Friendly facility with a wide range of fully equipped rooms suitable for a variety of activities (see our rooms below).

Our Centre, known as CLaRC, based in the heart of Wimborne is a space for all the community to use and enjoy.

“I use this space each week to run children’s arts and crafts sessions .
The Centre is beautifully kept and the staff are always on hand to help with anything!
I have looked at other venues in the area – but this one is very hard to beat!!”

Kate Knubley – Creation Station

Our Opening Times are Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, things may well change going forward so any enquiry is welcome.

Find Out More

Want to find out what’s going on in our Centre?
Wish to book a Room for your Group?

If you are interested in hiring a space or would like more information please
call 01202 847600 or email
Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings and more information can be found within the below buttons.

Rooms available to Hire

The Minster

Suitable for seating 90 people theatre style, 24 people boardroom style or 48 people cabaret style. Size is 12×6.5m

The Walford

Activity space with sprung floor for 16 people. Size 8.5 x 6m.

“CLARC is an utterly fabulous venue!!! All of the staff are polite, kind, friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing is ever too much trouble. The venue is clean, bright and incredibly well managed. I run my slimming world group here ever Saturday and can honestly say there is no better place for myself and my members. Great place to work, visit and do business ♥️”

Lucy Perry (Wimborne Slimming World Group)

Map and directions

41-44 King St, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 1EA. Tel: 01202 847600. Please note our main entrance is within the King Street Pay & Display car park.