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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 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • cngj
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Worth a visit, plenty to see
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd January 2018
    We called in here early one morning. There was plenty to see, including fossils, information on Portland stone, and shipwrecks. There are items in the garden and the other rooms reached through the... Read full review
  • Miris123
    Dorchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Small but packed to the rafters
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th November 2017
    What a fantastic little museum! My friend and I did not expect to be so enthralled by it. We managed to spend over two hours there and half of that time was spent in the first room! In the lovely... Read full review
  • retrogooseuk
    Liskeard, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Small museum but a huge delight!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th November 2017
    We loved this museum! If it's not busy and the woman behind the desk offers you a potted history, say yes! She was so lovely and interesting. Great activities for kids, really interesting, engaging... Read full review


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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 (


Friday, 6th April 2018 - Friday, 6th April 2018

Easter Funtime
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