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Portland Museum is housed in two 17th century thatched cottages which are packed full of interesting information and artifices. It tells Portland’s history from Jurassic times to today. If you are a Thomas Hardy fan, one cottage Avice’s Cottage featured in ‘The Well-Beloved.’ The cottages...More
Very good little Museum to visit...my girls loved it here lots to look at and learn about life in and around Weymouth and Portland...not very expensive for a family of 4 I think it was about £9 for us all... Clean and quaint place with...More
If you want to learn Portland's fascinating history, see very many local artifacts, keep the children entertained and interested for a long time, wander round two 400 year old cottages and pleasant garden, talk to very pleasant and helpful staff, eat a delicious Dorset ice...More
Small, tucked away and stuffed full of interest a really lovely museum worth a visit. There is a lot of history on display but this is done in a very accessible way that is as entertaining as it is interesting. The staff were really helpful...More
Would definitely recommend a visit for all ages. Lots of history and interesting facts. Lovely garden at the back which you are invited to take your sandwiches and sit in whenever you want without paying an entrance fee if you are not looking round the...More
Saw the sign for this on my way back from Portland Bill today and made an impromptu visit. So glad I did. For the small amount of £3.50 there was so much to see. Will revisit next time I am in the area.
A good 'old fashioned' cabinet of curiosities, but with a local Portland theme and presented in a bright, modern way within a heritage building. Friendly volunteers happy to chat and add value to the visit.
As a lover of Hardy I was interested in seeing a house featured in one of his novels-Avice Caro's home in The Well Beloved. Fortunately this is now a small museum mostly dedicated to things Portland.
Unfortunately my plan for an afternoon visit was thwarted...More