Historic Wareham - walled Saxon market town The first recorded settlement in Wareham was in 700AD and since then, the town has had a rich history including a devastating fire in 1762 which destroyed most of the town centre.
You will find a wealth of town history in this excellent book by renowned local archaeologist Lilian Ladle. The town Museum makes no entry charge and is well worth a visit. You can also walk the ancient Saxon walls - a distance of about a mile.
Once a year, the Wareham Court Leet meets to attend to essential town business - one of the few examples remaining of a once powerful feudal court system of local government.
Music in and around WarehamEvery Wednesday throughout the Summer a programme of fundraising events from music to fireworks takes place down at the Quay. Some of the town's pubs also stage live music at weekends and bank holidays.