Weymouth Civic Society
Some places of interest in the area
The Society owns and operates The Tudor House in Trinity Street, Weymouth.
Volunteer members of the Civic Society provide guided tours for the public, school parties and other groups.
The Nothe Fort
The Civic Society operates The Nothe Fort, just South of Weymouth Harbour, as a museum of coastal military defence.
Professional curators and a large group of volunteers carry out restoration and conservation work on the fort and its collection. They also administer the museum, open it to the public, provide educational and guide services and organise a programme of special events.
Founded by Dr Marie Stopes the famous birth control pioneer in 1929 and who gifted the cottages to the people of Portland in 1930. It is housed in two, 17th century, picturesque thatched Portland Stone cottages, nestling above Church Ope Cove.
Inspired by one of these cottages, Wessex author, Thomas Hardy, made it the home of Avice, the heroine in "The Wellbeloved", one of his last novels.
Until recently, Weymouth Museum was housed in the historic old Devenish Brewery buildings at Brewers’ Quay. This site is now closed for re-development. Some of the collection is on view at a temporary site at the ferry terminal, prior to moving to a temporary home at the Arts Centre in Commercial Road.
Thomas Fowell Buxton Monument
Manor Roundabout may soon become a more distinguished landmark on the Northern approach to Weymouth, with the construction of a monument to Thomas Fowell Buxton. Should be installed late 2012 or early 2013.
Littlemoor - The stones.
They’ve lived in the Littlemoor area for around 60,000,000 years. “Now surrounded by the accoutrements of a transient civilisation, they whisper a gentle welcome as you pass through.”