Sculpture in Portland

Portland is known throughout the world for its limestone. After the Great Fire of London in 1966, Sir Christopher Wren used Portland stone to rebuild many of the capital's churches, the most famous being St Pauls Cathedral.

There are many quarries on the island but of particular interest is Tout Quarry. It's open to the public as the Portland Stone Centre. Walking around its paths you can see numerous sculptures and carvings. Some are quite hidden and you will need to be sharp eyed to find them all.

Workshops take place during the summer months so if you fancy sculpting some Portland Stone yourself courses are available over the weekend, a week or for those that find they love the experience a four week course.

Where to go

If you fancy finding out more about Tout Quarry or would like to look at participating in a course then please visit the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust.