Dovery Manor Museum, Porlock

Explore this restored 15th century manor house nestled in the historic village of Porlock. It is home to a collection of local artefacts, photographs, books and tools from Porlock, Porlock Vale adjoining villages and communities.

In addition, we have a themed exhibition, usually in the ‘Solar’, currently ‘Farming through the year’ This is a summer exhibition of stained glass creations by noted local artist Clare Maryann Green. More information is available at the Museum.

Did You Know?

The medieval herb garden contains a variety of plants that have been used for centuries for healing purposes. Plaques provide more detail of the history and uses for each plant.

Address

Doverhay
Porlock
Somerset
TA24 8QB

Telephone

01643 862617

Website

www.doverymanormuseum.org.uk

Price

Entry is free, but donations are welcome

Opening Times

Open May to September

Facilities

  • Parking nearby

Learning

The Museum offers visits for schools and adult groups, including out-of-hours visits by pre-arrangement. This includes a brief explanation about the architecture of the 15th-century building and its uses, room guides and a tour of the garden.

Please contact the Museum for more information.

Research

The Museum can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection, local history and family history.

Small items of research may be freely undertaken, however subjects requiring extensive work may be considered if accompanied by an undertaking to make a commensurate donation towards the museum funds. All works are undertaken by volunteers, we have no paid employees, so on occasions, we may not be able to accommodate requests for in-depth research, or hard to find information. We hope you understand.

Please contact the Museum for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Museum has an exhibition space which can be hired for small to medium sized exhibitions. To enquire about using the museum space for your event, or display, please contact us.

Other Useful Information

A completely free to view museum, run by volunteers. We can only provide this wonderful asset by the generosity of those who support or visit us.

Collections

  • Architecture
  • Archives
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Costume
  • Literary
  • Local History
  • Maritime
  • Natural history
  • Social history

Time Periods

  • 20th Century
  • Edwardian
  • Georgian
  • Medieval
  • Stuart
  • Tudor
  • Victorian