Dovery Manor Museum

Doverhay, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8QB

Visit this impressive small 15th century building and museum that once would have been a prestigious dwelling. See superb oak-beamed ceilings, gothic windows and fine stone fireplaces. Imagine what life was like as you enter the Grand Hall full of spectacular paintings and artefacts relating to the area. You will also learn about the poets and painters who used to visit, live and work in Porlock.

In the Entrance, see a fine collection of photos of Porlock Hill, which has an ancient stone circle on the top. Afterwards, climb the steep and twisting staircase and enjoy looking at painted figures in costumes of the 1500s. In the Upper Room there are household, school and trade artefacts and a natural history cabinet you can admire.

Stroll around the gardens full of medieval plants for culinary and medicinal purposes and see beautiful old English roses. While you are there, enjoy the stunning views to the west over the village and take in the relaxing and peaceful surroundings.

The museum also has many different and interesting exhibitions on throughout the year. The whole of the family would enjoy a few hours here.

Facilities: Limited and difficult wheelchair access.

Opening Times: Please see the Dovery Manor Museum website for details of their opening times and special events.

Costs: Free entry but donations are appreciated.