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Portland Museum

217 Wakeham

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Telephone:+44 01305 821804

Avice’s Cottage

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.50 per ticket
Child over 5£1.00 per ticket
Seniors & Students£3.00 per ticket

Under 5's Free. Reduction for Dorset Max Cardholders


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Nick B
    Trip Type:
    Friendy and Facinating
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th May 2018
    A good 'old fashioned' cabinet of curiosities, but with a local Portland theme and presented in a bright, modern way within a heritage building. Friendly volunteers happy to chat and add value to the... Read full review
  • theabbotpostie
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Quick Look
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th April 2018
    As a lover of Hardy I was interested in seeing a house featured in one of his novels-Avice Caro's home in The Well Beloved. Fortunately this is now a small museum mostly dedicated to things Portland... Read full review
  • Grant B
    Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Easter Egg Hunt
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th April 2018
    Always visit when there's a special day running, on this occasion Easter Egg Hunt, a great mystery hunt, snacks and a raffle, my son really had a lovely time. The staff were very helpful and generous... Read full review


  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take the A354 from Dorchester to Portland. Follow the A354 through Easton to Wakeham. The Museum is in the last cottage before Church Ope Cove on the left. Parking is opposite.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Weymouth station. No.1 Bus to Easton Square, Portland or special 501 Portland Bill Bus runs past the museum during peak season.



  • Accept Children over 7

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Prior notice if possible.

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access - One room not accessible

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Free car park opposite Museum


  • Picnic Site - Free entry to garden for picnics. Drinks and Ice Cream for sale in shop.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Group Booking in advance please.
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs welcome in garden.
  • Free car parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - By prior arrangement please.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Advance booking please.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Opening Times

Opening (18 March 2018 - 31 October 2018)

* Sunday to Thursday 10.30 am to 4.00 pm (Last entry 3.30 pm)
Open Saturdays in June, July and August. Check website for additional opening times.
Closed Fridays.
Please check Museum website for daily information (

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