Bridport Town Hall, near the Museum

Bridport Museum

Overview

Discover the town's history and see artefacts from a nearby Roman hill-fort and the world famous rope and net making industries.

Visit the Museum website

What makes it special

  • See Roman artefacts from the nearby hill-fort
  • Get caught up in the famous net, and rope, making industry

Opening Times

April to October
Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Sunday - closed

November to March
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday - 11:00 to 14:00
Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00
Sunday - closed

Price

Free admission

Hostels nearby

YHA Litton Cheney Exterior

YHA Litton Cheney

Parking
Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)
YHA Beer Exterior

YHA Beer

Library/Quiet room
YHA Exclusive Hire
Garden / grounds

Bridport Museum

Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

Map references

OS Map: 193

OS Grid Ref: SY465928

Lat/Lng: 50.732555, -2.75809

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Image of flowers in a garden

Pecorama Pleasure Gardens

Set within beautiful gardens with the famous Beer Heights Light Railway and fascinating exhibition of model railways.

Bridport

River Cottage HQ

Courses and events inspired by the philosophy of River Cottage, from a night's dining through foraging and breadmaking courses.

Image of the cliffs near Beer

Beer Quarry Caves

Tour this vast man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone.

donkey

Donkey Sanctuary

There are no commercial attractions here - just gently rolling countryside with fields where you can meet the donkeys.

Image of a chef preparing food

River Cottage Canteen

The famous River Cottage Canteen showcases the very best of South West produce, with menus changing daily.

Beer

Beer Fishing Boats

Take a walk down to Beer's beautiful beach and hire a traditional wooden boat for the day.

Generic image of shells

Seaton Jurassic

Seaton Jurassic is the south west's newest and most exciting day out. Take a journey through time to worlds familiar and alien.

Watersports

Watersports in Beer

Hire a traditional wooden motor boat off Beer beach for mackerel fishing, angling or just a trip around the bay.

South West Coastal Path

South West Coastal Path

630 miles of superb coastline, the South West Coastal Path makes up the longest National Trail in the UK. On the way take in the heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery to truly inspire you.

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway

Hop on a narrow gauge heritage tram between Seaton, Colyford and Colton and get an unrivalled view of the River Axe estuary and two nature reserves.

Walking and Rambling in Litton Cheney

Walking and Rambling in Litton Cheney

Just five minutes away from the South West Coastal Path, literally behind the hostel, Litton Cheney is the perfect stop over on your journey to Land's End.

Mountain Biking in Litton Cheney

Mountain biking in Litton Cheney

If you're looking for a more adventurous break, mountain biking around the Lulworth area of Dorset will get the legs and adrenaline pumping.

Cycling in Litton Cheney

Cycling in Litton Cheney

Once you leave the village of West Lulworth, you'll discover flatter areas, perfect for a relaxed bike ride.  

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum

11 miles Europe’s largest naval aviation collection, with 90 aircraft and 30 thousand artefacts to keep you entertained. Visit the website