Jul
5
Fri
Illustrated Talk on Nothe Fort @ Portland Museum
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please come and join the Friends of Portland Museum group for an illustrated talk on the Nothe Fort. This will be presented by Mr Ian Brooke.

The entry price will include light refreshments. Doors open 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

All money raised will help to support Portland Museum.

Jul
6
Sat
Island Heritage Days: Queen Victoria’s Silver Reeve Staff @ Portland Museum
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Island Heritage Days: Queen Victoria's Silver Reeve Staff @ Portland Museum

Portland Museum presents exclusive viewing access to the commemorative silver Reeve Staff presented to Queen Victoria by the Court Leet. 
Discover more about the staff and the Court Leet’s historical and present day role on the Island. 

Free Museum entry. 

Saturday 11th May
Saturday 8th June
Saturday 6th July
Saturday 10th August

10:30am – 4:00pm

 

Jul
9
Tue
Discussion Cafe – A Writing Residency @ Portland Museum
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The museum is excited to announce another new and unique project that will be taking place from Tuesday 9th July: Heart of Stone-A Writing Residency at Portland Museum. The museum is working with poet, writer and creative facilitator, Sarah Acton, to bring to life the heritage of Portland’s stone quarries, including real and imagined lives shaped by Portland Stone past, present and future, through creative writing, poetry and performance.

The project, in partnership with Jurassic Coast Trust Volunteer Network, takes inspiration from Portland’s local poet and stone mason, Cecil ‘Skylark’ Durston, and his observational poems about working the stone, and life on the Island before the mechanisation of the quarries. His reflections were recorded as part of the Look Stranger! TV series in an episode called Heart of Stone (1971), from which the project takes its name.

Sarah will be based in the museum once a week from July to mid October. There will be a table put by in the Stone Room throughout the duration of the residency where museum visitors will be invited to see and experience the museum in new ways and encouraged to write and create their own responses to leave and display as part of the project.

Everyone is welcome to come and participate in residency events including Discussion Cafes: time to sit and share memories and stories of stone, quarries and Portland; or, bring your favourite poems on any subject to read aloud and share at the Poetry in the Garden Afternoons. The events are free, and should it rain, will move indoors.

Jul
19
Fri
Poetry in the Garden @ Portland Museum
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The museum is excited to announce another new and unique project that will be taking place from Tuesday 9th July: Heart of Stone-A Writing Residency at Portland Museum. The museum is working with poet, writer and creative facilitator, Sarah Acton, to bring to life the heritage of Portland’s stone quarries, including real and imagined lives shaped by Portland Stone past, present and future, through creative writing, poetry and performance.

The project, in partnership with Jurassic Coast Trust Volunteer Network, takes inspiration from Portland’s local poet and stone mason, Cecil ‘Skylark’ Durston, and his observational poems about working the stone, and life on the Island before the mechanisation of the quarries. His reflections were recorded as part of the Look Stranger! TV series in an episode called Heart of Stone (1971), from which the project takes its name.

Sarah will be based in the museum once a week from July to mid October. There will be a table put by in the Stone Room throughout the duration of the residency where museum visitors will be invited to see and experience the museum in new ways and encouraged to write and create their own responses to leave and display as part of the project.

Everyone is welcome to come and participate in residency events including Discussion Cafes: time to sit and share memories and stories of stone, quarries and Portland; or, bring your favourite poems on any subject to read aloud and share at the Poetry in the Garden Afternoons. The events are free, and should it rain, will move indoors.

Jul
25
Thu
Discussion Cafe – A Writing Residency @ Portland Museum
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The museum is excited to announce another new and unique project that will be taking place from Tuesday 9th July: Heart of Stone-A Writing Residency at Portland Museum. The museum is working with poet, writer and creative facilitator, Sarah Acton, to bring to life the heritage of Portland’s stone quarries, including real and imagined lives shaped by Portland Stone past, present and future, through creative writing, poetry and performance.

The project, in partnership with Jurassic Coast Trust Volunteer Network, takes inspiration from Portland’s local poet and stone mason, Cecil ‘Skylark’ Durston, and his observational poems about working the stone, and life on the Island before the mechanisation of the quarries. His reflections were recorded as part of the Look Stranger! TV series in an episode called Heart of Stone (1971), from which the project takes its name.

Sarah will be based in the museum once a week from July to mid October. There will be a table put by in the Stone Room throughout the duration of the residency where museum visitors will be invited to see and experience the museum in new ways and encouraged to write and create their own responses to leave and display as part of the project.

Everyone is welcome to come and participate in residency events including Discussion Cafes: time to sit and share memories and stories of stone, quarries and Portland; or, bring your favourite poems on any subject to read aloud and share at the Poetry in the Garden Afternoons. The events are free, and should it rain, will move indoors.

Aug
10
Sat
Island Heritage Days: Queen Victoria’s Silver Reeve Staff @ Portland Museum
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Island Heritage Days: Queen Victoria's Silver Reeve Staff @ Portland Museum

Portland Museum presents exclusive viewing access to the commemorative silver Reeve Staff presented to Queen Victoria by the Court Leet. 
Discover more about the staff and the Court Leet’s historical and present day role on the Island. 

Free Museum entry. 

Saturday 11th May
Saturday 8th June
Saturday 6th July
Saturday 10th August

10:30am – 4:00pm