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Portland Museum

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Excellent attraction

Portland Museum is housed in two 17th century thatched cottages which are packed full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Portland museum

Very good little Museum to visit...my girls loved it here lots to look at and learn about life in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah S
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Adults: 3.50 GBP Confessions: 3 GBP Children age 6-15: 1 GBP
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217 Wakeham, DT5 1HS, England
+44 1305 821804
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

nice small museum with lots of interesting exhibits and quaint setting. Historical information clear and plentiful

Thank macdon47
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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

Thank BernardWincanton
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We found this small museum very enjoyable. So many facts about the history of Portland. The staff knowledgeable and the museum fascinating.

Thank heather0215
Reviewed 6 June 2018

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.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 25 May 2018

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.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

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

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About 3 - 4 pounds. Their website is here - or it would be if TA wasn't so greedy. See if you can decode it from here - portlandmuseumcouk opening-times-and-costs