Exhibitions at Portland Basin Museum

At Portland Basin Museum we run a fantastic changing programme of exhibitions - so there's always something new to see!

Current Exhibition


19 October 2018 – 31 March 2019

Our latest exhibition features a vast array of stunning, practical and interesting items from the museum’s collections as well as various loans.  Some have not been on display for years - if ever.

There are both ladies’ and gents’ accessories. Men’s items include hats, ties, tie-pins, watches, cufflinks and shoes.  Among the women’s accessories are hats, shoes, hat-pins, jewellery, scarves and gloves.

The main feature of the exhibition is a collection of beautiful hat-pins and hat-pin stands gathered by a local collector. Some are functional, some are decorative, and the stands are made from various materials.

You can even dress up in our Accessorise Yourself area, take a picture and post it on our Twitter page @tmbc_culture