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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LR, England
+44 1297 560772
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Worth stopping by

If you are fossil hunting this makes a great stop. We hid from the rain for a bit, there are some... read more

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A TripAdvisor Member
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Staff were exceptionally helpful

I purchased a Xmas present for my husband and the staff were extremely helpful in posting it home... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
liz g
newport gwent uk
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The Centre provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Facilities at the centre include interactive computers, hands on displays, marine tanks and a video microscope, all of which can help you to discover more about our stretch of the coastline. You will always find a helpful warden or volunteer who can help you identify your fossil finds. The Centre also has disabled access. Our Jurassic Theatre shows a short film on 'The Jurassic Coast and Finding fossils at Charmouth' (adults £1, children 50p). We also have a shop stocked with books for all levels, including some of our own publications, toys and souvenirs. Throughout the year we run guided fossil hunting walks and rockpooling walks along the local coastline. The Centre also has an extensive education programme. For information about the activities we have to offer to school groups please see our Primary Schools and Secondary Schools sections.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:30
Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LR, England
+44 1297 560772
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are fossil hunting this makes a great stop. We hid from the rain for a bit, there are some activities to keep the kids happy and lots of information about fossils. All by donation.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I purchased a Xmas present for my husband and the staff were extremely helpful in posting it home for me. Exhibitions were brilliant too!

Thank liz g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here on the way to West Bay. A nice way to spend a couple of hours with all the jurassic articles that have been found locally.

Thank ossiejolly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a tour and really enjoyed it. Time is spent in a classroom type setting first (but its fun!!) then off to the beach where your digging and finding is overseen by the experts. We learnt loads. We returned to the center over the next...More

Thank lispearson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, lots of helpful volunteers on hand to give some pointers into what to look for when out on the beaches. Interesting displays and beautiful photo on tv screen.

Thank dwprices
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem! Lovely views and walks. Saw A lot of people with fishing rods so it must be great for that too. Children were swimming in October so the sea must be nice! Lovely place for dogs too! Also loads of bins which is...More

Thank snooky72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing displays of recent finds of fossils- there is still plenty to hope to discover. Very pleasant area to move around. Video of preparing a display just what I need to see to understand the whole process- don’t miss this out of your itinerary

Thank Di O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facility is excellently positioned at the top of the slope leading directly onto the beach. The pebbles at the beach and the arrangement of beach huts soon gives way to the Jurassic Coast, the World Heritage Site which is a really 'must do' for...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even adults will enjoy looking for fossils (we found ammonites) skimming stones and some of our group enjoyed a bracing swim

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My class and staff came back buzzing after a fossil hunting workshop at the centre. The sun was shining which helped but the guide was informative and great with the children. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Oliver S
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Ken A
19 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
You can take dogs on the West beach in the summer season but not on the East beach.
June D
3 August 2015|
Response from CharmouthHeritage | Property representative |
Hi June, There is a book on sale in the centre that has all the tide times and the daily tide times are up in the centre. All the tide times websites I have looked for online are different to the tide times in the book we... More