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Dovery Manor Museum

Doverhay, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8QB, England
+44 7779 331967
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Excellent museum

My daughter and I had a fantastic time looking at all the history of porlock. The staff were so... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Munsters05
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Well worth a visit

In some respects it is disappointing as there are very few old artefacts relating to the building... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Welshwasp
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A 15th Century Manor House which now houses a small but quaint museum which is completely run by unpaid volunteers. Exhibitions generally reflect local history, and are themed by our Curator. We are rent paying tenants in the building (the landlords being Porlock Parish Council). We do not have an entry fee, but invite those visiting to make a donation towards the rent, and ongoing running costs of operating this old Manor House. We hope you might be generous, but any amount small or larger is gratefully received. Thank you. We are a UK Registered Charity.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Doverhay, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8QB, England
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had a fantastic time looking at all the history of porlock. The staff were so helpful. There was also a lovely garden at the back to have our lunch. Would recommend when visiting porlock.

Thank Munsters05
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

In some respects it is disappointing as there are very few old artefacts relating to the building but this free small volunteer museum is well worth visiting. There is much modern local history to be discovered which in time will in itself become "old" history....More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were very warmly welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A very interesting museum about local life.

Thank MamaDutch40
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place is small but filled with history, a must visit if you are in the area. The staff are welcoming and informative.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I unexpectedly stumbled over this classy building inside which is a tidy and well-organised museum. it brings to life the history of this famous if small seaside village and on the first floor has an interesting display relating to war. There are dressed mannequins and...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

A wonderful insight into the rich and impressive history of this small village. I have no connection myself with the area yet I found the information fascinating and the presentation interesting

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Have been coming to Porlock for years and never visited the museum but I am so glad that I did. I found out lots of facts that I didn't know and really gained an insight into the village-definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Run by friendly volunteers & depending on donations this Museum is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Really interesting insight into days gone bye!

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

I could have spent hours in this wonderful little museum. There is so much information - about artists, poets and writers who have spent time in Porlock downstairs. Upstairs I loved reading through a collection of cuttings from local newspapers in the 'Solar' ranging from...More

Thank Idonttravel
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This museum tells the history of Porlock and the surrounding areas.It is run by volunteers who love their job. There is a garden at the rear growing all sorts of old plants. Well laid out You will need more than one visit to see it...More

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