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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LR, England
+44 1297 560772
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Visiting with teens and 7 year old

What a sweet visitor center! It was the perfect way to start our fossil hunting. I wish we had had... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allyson J
via mobile
Beach trip

Visited Charmouth for a birthday weekend trip. The centre was informative and interesting albeit a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
United Kingdom
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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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“fossil hunting” (106 reviews)
“free entry” (11 reviews)
“helpful staff” (13 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a sweet visitor center! It was the perfect way to start our fossil hunting. I wish we had had more time to watch the film or study the exhibits first. We were on a schedule and only quickly looked around for about 15 minutes....More

Thank Allyson J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Charmouth for a birthday weekend trip. The centre was informative and interesting albeit a little small. Carpark next door and a cafe. There is a lovely little fossil shop underneath to check out too (you can buy bits to take home)

Thank Jesseekarr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopping into the heritage centre really enhanced our fossil hunting on charmouth beach. We learned loads and walked away feeling inspired to hunt fossils. It's a small centre crammed with knowledge and little activities for kids. Very worth while for fossil hunting novices.

Thank nicola v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can be said about Charmouth . The Heritage centre is an absolute must for ffissil hunters of all ages,very educational and superb for youngsters. Then it's off to the beach with hammer in hand to find ur dinosaur fossils . Pebble beach so...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great experience and very interesting. Fossils well shown and lots of ingesting detail including when and where found. Really good display overall.

Thank KeithCheshire_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visitor attraction. For those interested in finding out about how to look for fossils. They started off with an orientation talk and gave information about fossils and where to look for them. After that, they took us on a walk by Charmouth beach to...More

Thank calvinheng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting history of the area if your interested in fossils very informative good for children worth a visit

Thank jmpage169
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Find out all you need to know about the formation of the Jurassic Coast. Get to handle real fossils. cafe next door or picnic on the beach!

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museums often do not hit the 'sweet spot' - but this one which is focused on fossils is an exception. It is educational and interesting. The staff is helpful and friendly. Best of all, you can head right out to the shore and try...More

Thank KOV5280
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This museum is free entry, just give a donation upon leaving. For such a tiny enclave, Charmouth has much to offer. Judging by all the fossil hunters on the beach, armed with hammers & protective goggles, this place is the centre of the Jurassic Coast...More

Thank BigBrian_11
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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