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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:

  • chrissieb94
    Dorset, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th September 2018
    Portland Museum is housed in two 17th century thatched cottages which are packed full of interesting information and artifices. It tells Portland’s history from Jurassic times to today. If you are a... Read full review
  • Sarah S
    Trip Type:
    Portland museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd August 2018
    Very good little Museum to girls loved it here lots to look at and learn about life in and around Weymouth and Portland...not very expensive for a family of 4 I think it was about £9 for... Read full review
  • Jill P
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th July 2018
    If you want to learn Portland's fascinating history, see very many local artifacts, keep the children entertained and interested for a long time, wander round two 400 year old cottages and pleasant... 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


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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


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

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Establishment Features

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

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Key Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Free car park opposite Museum

Payment Methods

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

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Prior notice if possible.

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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