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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very informative

Charity status and entrance is free but please leave a donation. First visit and the displays are a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lesley Crawford B
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Interesting place

Decided to visit the Heritage Centre while in the area. As it doesnt open until 10.30 we started... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lian S
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“fossil hunting”(139 reviews)
“fossil walk”(40 reviews)
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...more
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Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LR, England
+44 1297 560772
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Charity status and entrance is free but please leave a donation. First visit and the displays are a good mix of traditional museum like stuff and others which are hands on. Great for people like me who like the sensory hands on learning experience. Stuff...More

Thank Lesley Crawford B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to visit the Heritage Centre while in the area. As it doesnt open until 10.30 we started with a walk along the beach fossil hunting. The centre is upstairs and has a wealth of information about local finds and a well stocked shop with...More

Thank Lian S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazingly interesting place to visit. Lots fossils to look at great beach walks and finish off with a fab cup tea and a lovely cream tea. Bliss what more could you want. The dogs loved every minute. Go Visit closed October to...More

Thank Janet V
Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting place to go to find out more about fossils and the local area. There is a small shop and loads of volunteers around who will provide information.

Thank nellynora
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small little Heritage Centre/Museum is situated on Charmouth Beach. In my opinion it should be called a Museum it Coastal Centre probably encourages more families to take a look. It is small, but has so much information & things to see inside that will...More

Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly one of the smallest museums I have visited. The information gives you a taster of the rich geology of the area. There are interactive exhibits for the young ones, and of course, it is home to the famous Richard Attenborough “dragon”. There are organised...More

Thank paulc19642017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great start to leaning about the Jurassic Coast. Ideal for all ages, it sets out how fossils are created,the geology of the area, how they are discovered and retrieved from the rock. There are also a couple of aquariums with small fish,...More

Thank londonherbert531
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great insight to the Jurassic coast and the creatures that once ruled our land this is a very interesting centre that shows a small amount of the many finds during the years. If you find what you think may be interesting take here and they...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on holiday with an 8 year old and a 6 year old who were keen to find fossils. We chatted to staff who explained the fossil hunting trips were all fully booked but gave us some great tips and off we went. There's...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved especially the fossil shop below - great fossils, rocks and good prices. Able to purchase some great products

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4 September 2018|
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Response from CharmouthHeritage | Property representative |
The guided fossil walks are for all ages and we walk for 5-10 minutes down the beach before we start our search. We take our time so there is no rush to keep up with everyone else. The time of day for fossil hunting... More
James M
13 May 2018|
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Response from A G | Reviewed this property |
Belemnites and Ammonites mostly, if you go to the Heritage centre first the volunteers will show you what they are and which rocks and areas to find them.. Be careful near the cliffs as they can fall at any time,
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.