Portland Museum

Situated in the ancient hamlet of Wakeham and above the cove at Church Ope, Portland’s Museum was founded in 1930 by Dr Marie Stopes in two early 17th century stone cottages. Today the Museum houses many of the artefacts associated with the history and culture of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland and tells the story of local industry, the Sea, the Prisons and the People. The museum relies on the generosity of individuals, other charities and sponsors to support the conservation and care of collections, the on-going update of exhibits, its educational programme and community activities.

Contact

Telephone
01305 821804
Email
portlandmuseum@gmail.com
Website
http://www.portlandmuseum.co.uk/

Venue

Venue address
Portland Museum
217 Wakeham
Portland
Dorset
Postcode
DT5 1HS
Locality
Weymouth & Portland

Other information

Availability
Weekend
Weekday
Daytime
Additional Information
Visit website for up to date admission prices and opening times. Keep up to date with current events on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PortlandMuseum. This service accepts the Dorset Max Card for families of children and young people who are disabled, young carers, children in care and some care leavers: www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/maxcard.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
As the museum includes two 17th century cottages, full access for the less able may be a challenge. A wheelchair ramp is available. If you think you may require special assistance, please contact the Museum Manager to discuss your visit, we will be very pleased to help.
Parking availability information
Free Car Park is available within 70 metres. (If heading for Portland Bill, just past the Museum on the Right)m
Other Facilities
Guide Dogs Welcome. Baby changing facilities are available upon request.

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Address: Portland Museum  217 Wakeham  Portland  Dorset