25 South Street
Office / Local History Centre
From Romans to Ropemaking - Bridport Museum tells the unique history of the town in this Tudor building. The story of Bridport's world famous rope and net making industries is told. Find out what it means to be 'Stabbed with a Bridport Dagger' and who the Poor Man's Friend was.
Temporary exhibitions feature the reserve collections.
Museum: April to October, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Local History Centre: Year round, Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm
Local History Centre: Free
The history of the town is told through the collections of social history, archaeology, photograph, fine art, costume, agriculture, archive and rope and net.
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War
Key artists and exhibits
- For 2004 special exhibitions include photographs of American troops on a local beach in 1944, costume & accessories from the collection and Bridport town criers