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Dovery Manor Museum

Dovery Manor Museum

TA24 8QB

01643 862617
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Opening Times

Open March to September

Mon-Fri: 10:00 -- 17:00

Sat: 10:30 -- 16:00

Sun:  Closed

Viewings outside opening times are possible, but by arrangement only. To accommodate these we would ask for a donation commensurate with your needs / enjoyment.


Free admission - but a donation would be gratefully received and goes towards the running costs of this registered charity.

(If you are UK taxpayer we would, additionally, encourage you to complete a Gift Aid declaration to make your donation even more valuable to us. Thank you!)

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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 'LOST IN THE WOODS, CULBONE IN THE TIME OF THE COOKS AND THE COOPERS'

This is a summer exhibition which reflects the life of Culbone during the time of Tom & Lizzie Cook, and the potter Waistel Cooper & his wife Joan. Culbone being a small hamlet just west of Porlock which has no proper metalled road access, but lies on the South West Coast Path. It is a very enjoyable walk of about 20 minutes to half an hour from Porlock Weir. 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.

Don't Miss!

The current exhibition - Lost in the woods, Culbone in the time of the Cooks and the Coopers

There are currently no events happening at Dovery Manor Museum.

No volunteering opportunities are available at Dovery Manor Museum. Find out more about volunteering here

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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.


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 considererd if accompanied by an undertaking to make a comensurate 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.

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