The health and wellbeing of our visitors and volunteers are our highest priority.
Dovery Manor Museum will remain closed until it is safe to reopen.
Thank you for your support, we look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.
Doverhay, Porlock, TA4 8PY, Somerset, United Kingdom
Dovery Manor Museum is a not-for-profit charitable organisation whose aim is toprovide an insight into the delightful Exmoor village of Porlock and nearby communities.
The museum is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers.
Second World War Project
The Museum needs your help!
75th anniversary of VE Day, Friday May 8th 2020.
Fifteen men from Porlock died in the Second World War, eight from Selworthy and four from Luccombe*.
The Museum seeks the help of anyone with information, materials or photos of the men from our three parishes who died to help us present the fullest possible tribute. We also seek information about the wartime exploits of those who survived, the men who went to war and the women who performed vital tasks in support at home.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War next year's Summer Exhibition 'Soldiering On' will reflect village life in WWII and will honour those who served in the conflict.
A smaller exhibition will tell the story of the legendary Porlock Vale Riding School and Captain Tony Collings. Captain Collings was instrumental in founding the Horse of the Year Show and helped found the Badminton Horse Trials, riding in the first event and winning in 1950.
Dennis Corner MBE
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dennis Corner. He was 93 and had been in poor health. Dennis was an early supporter and a long time Curator of Dovery Manor Museum. As well as an author and historian, his service to Porlock was wide ranging and he was awarded the MBE in 2002 in recognition of all he had done for the good of his community. He will be very much missed and long remembered.
Dovery Manor Museum is a Learning Destination for the Childrens University.
First World War Project
Those Who Served Porlock, Selworthy and Luccombe in the Great War
by Jeff Cox
New Publication On sale in the Museum, £25 a copy Funded by grants from One Stop Carriers for Causes and W H Smith
Donations towards the ongoing costs of the museum are very welcome. If you are a UK tax payer, please consider using the Gift Aid Scheme to make your gift even more valuable.