A gem of a museum and a fine example of a small 15th Century Manor House, partially made of Welsh stone, with handsome oak beamed ceilings, richly traceried windows and stone fireplaces.
Dovery Manor Museum houses a locally based collection of artefacts, displays, books, photographs and pictures.
The Entrance is a Victorian addition and was for some years the caretaker’s cottage. It contains a fine collection of photographs 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 Manor’s atmospheric Solar is used for special exhibitions, talks, plays and musical events bringing local history to life.
The museum garden, with its wide ranging views, reflects the early days of the Manor and contains fruit trees, roses and many herbs, which are clearly labelled recounting their medicinal and culinary uses in times past.
Entrance is free of charge, but donations will always be gratefully accepted for this volunteer run charity.
Address:- Doverhay, Porlock Village, TA24 8QB