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Welcome to Dovery Manor Museum

Locally based collection of artefacts, displays, books, photographs and pictures, all housed in an Historic building with a small physic garden, with notes on their medicinal and culinary uses.


Read the latest newsletter from the museum's curator.

Winter 2015

The Manor Today

The Entrance, is a Victorian addition and was for some years the caretaker’s cottage.  It contains a fine collection of photos of the infamous Porlock Hill and a map of historical sites.

The Great Hall contains paintings and artefacts related to the area and information about the poets and painters who visited, lived and worked in Porlock.

On the steep and twisting staircase there are painted figures in the costume of the 1500s.

In the Upper Room there is a natural history cabinet, household, school and trade artefacts. Just off the room is the ‘garderobe’, an early lavatory.

The next room is the Manor’s Solar and is used for special exhibitions, talks, plays and musical events.

Opening Times

Open Easter until 30th September.

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10.30am - 4pm
Closed Sunday

Find Us

Situated close to the centre of Porlock within the Exmoor National Park, please view map for exact location and directions.

Contact Us

Please email

or the curator:

Run by volunteers - donations towards expenses are very welcome. Charity Number 1079760