Portland Museum

Local namePortland Museum
LocationEngland, UK

Portland Museum is a museum on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, southern England. It is located at the southern end of the hamlet of Wakeham. The museum is housed in two 17th-century thatched cottages, which have both been Grade II Listed since 1951. One of the museum's cottages, Avice's Cottage, is featured in Thomas Hardy's 1897 novel The Well-Beloved, as the home of three generations of "Avices" - the novel's heroines.

Portland Museum was founded by Marie Stopes, who purchased the museum's two cottages, then derelict, in 1929. She then donated them to Portland as a museum which opened in 1930. Stopes was the first honorary curator and continued her association with the museum until her death in 1958.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Museum,_Dorset

Official Website http://www.portlandmuseum.co.uk/

Email Portlandmuseum@googlemail.com

Phone +44 1305 821804

Address 207 Wakeham, Easton DT5 1HP, United Kingdom

Coordinates 50°32'24.931" N -2°25'48.199" E

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