Portland Museum offers educational sessions for school children. We provide a professional service led by qualified, experienced teachers and supporting volunteers. Our aim is to give each child a positive experience in a safe setting, enabling them to learn about history in ways that will inspire and encourage further interest in the local environment. And if you can’t come to us, we can come to you! Please get in touch with us to discuss what we are able to bring to you via our wonderful pop-up museum.
A: Local History
Discover the stories of two of the most dramatic shipwrecks off the coast of Portland: the tragic collision of the Avalanche and Forest and the sinking of the The Royal Adelaide.
Explore Church Ope Cove and the surrounding area with us. Discover the origins of the so-called Pirates’ Graveyard, the myth of the Viking landings, and the mysteries surrounding Rufus Castle. As the result of an Arts Council England grant, Portland Museum and its team of community researchers produced an in-depth historical report on this ancient and fascinating place, a few minutes walk from the museum. Let us share what we learnt with you.
I love castles and dinosaurs and I saw both at Portland Museum!
Ryan aged 9
B: Jurassic Coast
Set in the very centre of the Jurassic Coast, Portland Museum has an exciting collection of dinosaur bones, footprints and fossils that we love to share with our younger visitors. Children can see and handle our fantastic array of fossils, including our Megalosaurus footprint, giant ammonites, and plesiosaur and ichthyosaur bones.
Learning opportunities abound in an area where the sheer visibility of Jurassic life surrounds us.
Call or email us to discuss your needs and our latest costs
- Guided teaching notes
Age 6-16 £1.00
5 and under - free
Family ticket £10.00
Islanders + FoPM - free
Group rates by arrangement