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Portland Museum

Isle Of Portland, Dorset, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
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Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Portland Museum's website
01305 821804

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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!


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