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Portland Museum

  • Isle Of Portland
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Portland Museum is an interesting and friendly little museum with a lot more to see than you would believe from the size.

Today the Museum houses many of the artifacts associated with the history and culture of the Island and tells the story of local industry, the Sea and the People. There is so much to see and learn about, including shipwreck maps, recovered artefacts and prehistoric artefacts! The kids will especially love the numerous fossils on display around the museum, which include some smart dinosaur bones and giant ammonites: cool! There is also a room dedicated to its founder so those in it for the learning have oodles to take away from this visit.

Please note that as the museum includes two 17th century cottages, full access may be a challenge for the less able. A wheelchair ramp is available though so if you think you may require special assistance, please contact the Museum Manager to discuss your visit.

It is situated in the ancient hamlet of Wakeham and above the cove at Church Ope and it may be a point of interest that the place was founded in 1930 by Dr Marie Stopes.

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Opening hours

March - October Sunday - Thursday 10.30am - 4.00pm Last entry 3.30pm


Adults: £3.50 Seniors and Students: £3.00 Children ages 6 to 15 years: £1.00 Under 5s go free!

Travel & Contact Information


217 Wakeham, Isle Of Portland, Dorset, DT5 1HS, England

Phone number

01305 821804



Click here to visit Portland Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Portland Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Portland Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Portland Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Portland Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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