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  • JENNY L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely outstanding museum, hands on learning positivity encouraged. Volunteers are amazing, knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic, 100% recommend this place, best museum learnt and enjoyed very much
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Seetheworld
    Redditch, UK864 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always wanted to go and see this lighthouse
    Followed the satnav and it got us right there.
    Stunning views all along the coast
    The carpark is huge
    Cannot ever see there not being a space for everyone.
    Use either cash in the machine or the app
    Short walk to the lighthouse and very suitable for those with mobility issues.
    There is a quaint restaurant on site called The Lobster Pot. Very popular
    Great place to take your pooch.
    We paid £3 to park although there are signs stating blue badge holders do not pay.
    Well worth a trip there just to see how stunning it is
    Really glad we went
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Syd M
    London, UK444 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shuttle bus needed if arriving by cruise ship.
    Reasonably priced entry. Very historic castle with a beautiful view of the harbour beneath, which was ideal for defence. Helpful 'walkie / talkie' explains the various rooms and battlements in detail, as you walk around, which is all included in the entry fee. On exiting you can view the large gardens
    Definitely worth a visit

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    Written May 19, 2024
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  • Vanessa M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little museum with lots of artefacts from the local area along with the history of the area. Entrance price was reasonable (April 2024, £5 per adult). It was the warm welcome, on entering, from the young lady we bought our tickets from, that made the difference. She was very kind and made us feel that our visit was appreciated. There was a lovely garden where you could just sit and look at the surrounding artefacts. There was no cafe, which was a pity, as to sit in that garden with a nice cup of tea would have been nice. Would recommend a visit. Just be aware that there is no parking directly outside the museum but, there is a free car park for the museum almost across the road (within very close walking distance).
    Written May 2, 2024
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  • Andrea C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely place to stay, owners were very friendly and helpful, we bought fresh duck and goose eggs, lovely views, felt very safe and secluded, highly recommended
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • SquirtGun
    Bath, UK86 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of impressive sculptures. Some sculptures not that easy to find, there are maps but very little signposting on route. The Roy Dog was my fave!
    Rough terrain, so wear suitable footwear. Be aware there is no shade.
    It’s a large site so may take a while to get around it all if you plan to see them all.
    Lovely views of Chesil Beach.
    Would recommend!
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • Gordon C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First rate visitor centre .
    Great exhibits and information
    Very helpful volunteers that are both knowledgeable and take time to explain facts and features to the young ones.
    Goodies in the cafe were gorgeous and the staff friendly .
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • David Pearce
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Church and well looked after by volunteers who welcomed us in.
    Some very interesting grave stones around the church.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • Laura
    445 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic little find. Our parents use to take us here as children. It’s secluded so it’s fairly quiet and is great for a lovely view and some sunshine. It’s a pebble beach. There are a lot of steep steps taking you down to the beach. There’s free parking opposite and on all the roads nearby.
    Written May 18, 2023
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  • auldreekie87
    Clackmannanshire, UK565 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decided to visit mid afternoon as a detour back to Weymouth, and was rewarded with superb views of the lighthouse and surrounding coastline. Luckily it was relatively quiet as I think it would be heaving in high summer, removing the atmosphere experienced on the day. Maybe I missed it, but could do with perhaps the provision of more information boards, discreet of course - I had to look up about Pulpit Rock once I got home, as I could not get a phone signal at the time of my visit.

    This brings me on to the parking situation. Makeshift signs show that the Crown Estate is in the throes of taking over the running of the car park from Dorset Council, and that payment can only be made by card at the meter or by phone. Well, the meters were not working to enable me to pay by card, and I couldn’t get a phone signal to pay by phone. So I risked it, but I’m now on tenterhooks that a fine will drop through my letterbox. Hopefully the situation will have sorted itself out before the holiday season is in full swing.

    The Lobster Pot is nice for a cup of tea, but The Pulpit Inn looks forlorn, possibly closed?
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • Rebecca R
    Cornwall, UK160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been here a lot of times on family holidays as a child. This year I brought my husband with me who had never been to Portland before so thought it would be good to include a trip here.

    The information boards are great as you can match them up with what you’re looking at and imagine the battery in use.

    Always worth a look if you’re in Portland
    Written September 24, 2019
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  • Kevin
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came across this museum on a walk and went in because I have connections with the Grove. It was a wonderful experience. The man in charge was extremely knowledgeable, he was familiar with the name I gave him and looked through the books with me to find the information I wanted. He said he had more documents on file and offered to email them to me, which he did in a matter of days. I would urge you to visit, whether for a specific reason or simply out of general interest, you will certainly learn a great deal and come away feeling you have spent your time well. The museum is currently open on Saturdays only, from 10 am to 2 pm.
    Written August 24, 2022
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