Local Museum About Porlock In Somerset
Housed in a wonderful 15th century manor house, Dovery Manor Museum is a treasure trove of fascinating artefacts and written records illustrating the history of Porlock and the surrounding vale. A changing programme of exhibitions ensures there is always something new to see and enjoy.
Recent additions include comprehensive records of the district’s involvement in the two world wars; paying tribute to the men from the three parishes of Porlock, Luccombe, and Selworthy who went to war, and to the families back home who supported the war effort.
The beautiful Grade II* listed building retains many original medieval features, such as the great hall and circular stone staircase to the solar, which is used for special exhibitions, talks, plays and musical events. Annual performances by The Museum Players bring the history of the village to life through story, song and poetry.
The delightful museum garden, with its wide-ranging views, is evolving into a garden which reflects the early days of the Manor, through plants grown for medicinal and culinary use, and its evolution to modern times.
The museum is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, run entirely by volunteers.
Free Admission. Donations and New Volunteers Welcome