Portland Museum

Portland Museum
217 Wakeham
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1HS
England

Website

www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=323047

Telephone

01305 821804

Fax

01305 761654

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The Museum is based in two thatched 17th century cottages above Church Ope, one of which was a known location from Thomas Hardy's novel, "The Wellbeloved".

There are exhibitions on shipwrecks, the history of stone, local archaeology, and Dr Marie Stopes, the famous birth control pioneer, who gifted the cottages to the people of Portland in 1930. Fossil collection, garden, picnic area, refreshments and shop.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

2 May to 30 June: Fri - Tues 11.00-16.30
1 July to 31 August: Open every day 11.00-16.30
1 September to 31 October: Fri - Tues 11.00-16.30

Closed: November - Easter.
Group visits are available throughout the winter by prior appointment.

Admission charges

Adults: £2.20
Seniors: £1.10
Students: £1.10
Under 16s free entry, but children under 12 must be accompanied.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Weapons and War, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime

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