Friends Of Portland Museum

The Friends of Portland Museum was set up in 2012 to help support the museum through fundraising activities and subscriptions.

By joining our group, your annual subscription will help us to support the museum and entitle you to free entry, reduced entry to fundraising events, and early notification of upcoming events.

Although we were unable to hold many events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we resumed our fundraising activities during 2022 with a series of wonderful guided walks around Rufus Castle. These were followed by a very special talk by Johanna Roethe of Historic England on nearby St Andrew’s Church and Rufus Castle. We are planning more great events for 2023 in and around Portland Museum.

In 2018, the Friends of Portland Museum purchased a new sign to display at the museum entrance and new garden furniture for visitors to our garden.

We donated the funds raised from our 2016 events to the Thatched Roof Appeal, which was successful with all work completed. We have also purchased a display cabinet for the maritime gallery, two outside storage boxes for stacking chairs (used for museum events), a new advertising flag with the museum logo, two new banners for events outside the museum, new UV filter blinds for the museum and new UV screens for the museum’s gallery windows which meet the recent accreditation requirements.

Thank you for enabling us to help the museum with the provision of these items through your membership and continuing support of Friends of Portland Museum events.

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To Join

If you would like to join our friendly team of volunteers, please contact or
call us on 01305 821804


How We Are Funded

Portland Museum is an independent registered Charitable Trust run almost entirely by volunteers. 

The museum relies on the generosity of individuals, other charities and sponsors to support the conservation and care of collections, the ongoing update of exhibits, its educational programme and community activities.

annual membership

By joining Friends of Portland Museum, your annual membership will help us to support the museum and entitle you to free entry to the museum and reduced entry to our fundraising events.
please contact or call us on 01305 821804