Earl of Abergavenny collection viewing day

Earl of Abergavenny collection viewing day by Portland Museum The volunteers of Portland Museum’s Diving into the Digital Archives of the Earl of Abergavenny project spent a fantastic day viewing the shipwreck collection. A sunny spring day at the museum was made all the more enjoyable by the eclectic array of objects on display, accompanied…

We’re reopening!

We’re reopening! by Portland Museum Portland Museum opening times 2022  Portland Museum is delighted to announce that we will be reopening Monday April 4th 2022. And thanks to a grant from Portland Town Council, everyday entrance will again be free for Islanders throughout the year. Our opening hours this year will be 10:30 – 16:00 (last…

Build your own Rufus Castle

Build your own Rufus Castle by Portland Museum Thanks to wonderful model maker, Philip Boyes, you can now craft your very own version of Rufus Castle.   We include the instructions here (or you can download them if that’s easier) and some blueprints for you to print out at home and construct the model. You’ll…

Rufus Castle Virtual Tour Is Here!

Rufus Castle Virtual Tour Is Here! by Portland Museum Portland Museum is delighted to announce that our virtual tour of Rufus Castle is now available for everyone to enjoy: Rufus Castle – Portland Museum   Visitors to our website now have the freedom to safely explore this fascinating castle and enjoy a guided tour by…

Our Star Fundraiser!

Our Star Fundraiser! by Portland Museum She’s done it again! Portland Museum’s star fundraiser, 8 year old Aria Heals-Taylor, braved Sunday’s freezing weather conditions to hold a table top sale in her back garden and raised just shy of £100 for the museum – what a star – Thank you Aria!   We have asked Aria…

Preserving our Pictures

Preserving our Pictures by Portland Museum Here at Portland Museum our crack squad of volunteers are busy transferring our image collection to new, museum spec albums. The work has been made possible by funding from the general public, Portland Court Leet, and the amazing, 8 year old Aria Heals-Taylor, who completed a 50km bike ride…

Come and work with us!

Come and work with us! by Portland Museum PORTLAND MUSEUM TRUST   MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR (For a fixed term of 12 months) Starting Date March 1st 2022 Portland Museum Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with exceptional organisational and IT skills, to co-ordinate and manage a wide range of day to day…