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The Friends of Portland Museum invite you to join us for a Cheese and Wine Evening at the Museum. We are hoping that this event will take place in the Musuem garden, if not, in one of our rooms. We will be having light jazz entertainment provided by Lucy.
Please come along and join in our event which will coincide with the Spirit of Portland Festival. All monies raised help to support the Museum.
Dino Day is a children’s activity day with many different Dinosaur craft based activities for children of all ages. More details to follow.
There will be home baking and drinks available to enjoy for lunch or treat yourself to cake! You are also welcome to bring your own food and enjoy it in our garden.
Come along and support Portland Museum as we are offered the opportunity to use the Charity Stand on Weymouth Esplanade.
We will be selling bric-a-brac and various Museum items. All money raised will help to support Portland Museum.
Please join Dr Tony Fincham, Chairman of The Thomas Hardy Society, for a circular walk and talk around the southern part of the island. Meeting at Portland Museum at 10:00 am, the walk will take you from Portland Museum, down to the Bill, and back to the museum along the west coast – a distance of roughly 6.5 miles. Entry to the museum is included in the cost.
Hardy quote : ‘.. one man’s doorstep rising behind his neighbour’s chimney..’.
Hardy novels/references to Portland: Portland is known as The Isle of Slingers – included in The Well-Beloved and The Trumpet Major. The museum’s Avices’s cottage is mentioned in Thomas Hardy’s The Well-Beloved.
Lunch will be available at the Hayloft Café at an additional cost. Numbers will be limited, please contact the museum to book.
Come and join our walk and talk led by Dr Tony Fincham, Chairman of The Thomas Hardy Society. The walk will leave Portland Museum at 10:00 am, progress to the Verne, and return to the museum. It will cover approximately 5.5 miles. This event is part of the Dorchester Literary Festival Events Week and the cost includes entry into the museum.