Join us!

Join us! by Portland Museum You may remember that before Christmas the museum was delighted to announce that we’d won a Heritage Fund grant: Diving into the Digital Archives of the Earl of Abergavenny. You can read our press release here: Digital Skills for Heritage Award – Portland Museum   Well, if you’re interested in…

We’re hiring!

Job Description for Project Manager for the National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Diving into the digital archives of the Earl of Abergavenny Project’   BACKGROUND   Portland Museum Trust has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to undertake with their partners, the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and MSDS Marine, a project…

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Portland Museum Seeks New Trustees

Portland Museum Seeks New Trustees by Portland Museum Applications Invited for Trustees for Portland Museum For 90 years, Portland Museum has promoted the island’s brilliant history, heritage and culture to locals and visitors. As the museum works towards celebrating its Centennial in 2030 it is seeking to augment its team of volunteer trustees to help…

Digital Skills for Heritage Award

Digital Skills for Heritage Award by Portland Museum Portland Museum has been awarded £59,014 of National Lottery funding to launch a digital volunteering initiative and break down barriers to heritage. The funding is part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, which aims to raise digital skills and confidence across the…

Students Research Museum’s Iron Ingots

Students Research Museum’s Iron Ingots by Portland Museum Portland Museum is delighted that students from Bournemouth University have produced this excellent research document on the museum’s iron ingots. They are a rare and fascinating part of our collection. Not only is this research report adding to and consolidating the body of knowledge available inside the museum,…

Church Ope Report Now Available

Church Ope Report Now Available by Portland Museum The report forms the central part of the ACE funded History, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove project that Portland Museum has been working on in partnership with b-side. Our research co-ordinator, Bea Moyes, and our group of community researchers have worked hard to explore and…

Event Postponed but Watch This Space!

Event Postponed but Watch This Space! by Portland Museum All of us here at Portland Museum are disappointed to announce that our sound and light animation that was going to be projected onto Rufus Castle in September is going to be postponed for a year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event, designed and produced…

Award Winning Artist Commissioned for Portland Museum’s Church Ope Cove Project

Award Winning Artist Commissioned for Portland Museum’s Church Ope Cove Project by Portland Museum Portland Museum and b-side have commissioned award-winning director, designer and audio/visual specialist Dan Shorten of Guildhall School of Music & Drama to create an inspiring and innovative piece of work to show at the museum during b-side festival in September 2020.…