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Portland Museum, Isle of Portland

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Step back in time at Portland Museum, housed in two 17th-century thatched cottages. The museum houses dinosaur bones, stone sarcophagi, World War II bombs, and a variety of personal items that once belonged to foreign invaders, pirates, convicts, sailors, itinerant workers, and artists. Check out the Victorian Corner showcasing a wedding dress of a local girl and household objects. There is also a collection related to writer Thomas Hardy, who used of the cottages as an inspiration for the setting of one of his novels. To visit Portland Museum and get the most from your holiday in Isle of Portland, create itinerary details personal to you using our Isle of Portland trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great little museum, lovely things to do for my kids (4 & 11) and the staff were AMAZING and so helpful! Definitely worth a visit. Thanks  more »
  • A thoroughly interesting visit to this museum which contained some interesting history, together with some first class exhibits.  more »
  • We were lucky to stumble upon this museum. Finding it closed in March but work going on we cheekily asked if we could have a look round. To our surprise we were allowed a good hour checking the rooms,...  more »
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  • Really friendly little museum, the staff are really knowledgeable and happy to chat.
  • Not bad at all. Pleasantly surprised. Exhibitions on all aspects of life and history on Portland. Sure, don't expect the British Museum but for a small town Museum its very good.
  • Very friendly and interesting museum with knowledgeable staff