Girl in a museum studying a fossil

Portland Museum


Gallery, fossil garden and artefacts ranging from shipwrecks and stone carvings, to petrified cats and stone coffins!

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What makes it special

  • Study ancient fossils
  • Learn about the history
  • Sculptures from the local stone

Opening Times

24th March until Easter: Sunday to Thursday

Easter school holidays until the end of October: Seven days a week

Times: 10:30am to 4:00pm  (3:30 last entry) 


Adults: £3.50

Seniors and Students: £3.00

Children ages 6 to 15 years: £1.00

Children 5 and under are FREE

Hostels nearby

YHA Portland Exterior Image

YHA Portland

En suite rooms available
Licensed bar

Portland Museum

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Map references

OS Map: 194

OS Grid Ref: SY 696 712

Lat/Lng: 50.540198, -2.429933

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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