A stunning art-deco home will be opening its doors to the public this weekend.

Portland House in Belle Vue Road, Bincleaves, Weymouth is normally only accessible to people who book to stay on holiday.

However as part of Heritage Open Days the National Trust - which looks after the property - is giving people free access to the house so they can explore the rooms and gardens at their leisure.

A memory book will be available so anyone can record their stories about Portland House or of the family who once owned it.

At previous open weekends people have visited the house and told the staff or volunteers about personal experiences they have had. Once a retired police officer recalled attending to an emergency call and someone else recounted a story about attending a tea party in the garden.

Elizabeth Flight from the trust said: "Over the years, when we open Portland House to the public, we always meet a number of local people who have a fascinating story to tell about their connection to the house, or a memory they may have from childhood. This year we wanted to start to record these memories in a special book."

Visitors can book tickets to visit but walk-ins will be accepted. Visitors should make themselves known to any staff member or volunteer working so they can fetch the memory book. Memories can be typed in advance if you prefer and then glued in the book.

Portland House is a stunning art-deco, Hollywood-Spanish inspired house, which the trust describes as looking like an Agatha Christie film set.

The luxurious interiors retain many of the original 1930 features such as the kitchen, bathrooms, and light fittings.

Portland House will also have, for the first time ever, a passport stamp so anyone who has a National Trust passport can be one of the first to get this special stamp in their book.

The house will open with free admission on September 15-17 between 10am and 2.30pm.

Booking is recommended but walk-ins will be accepted if you are planning to write in the memory book.

To book on the National Trust website, search 'Portland House, Weymouth Open Day'.