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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

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Address: Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
Phone Number: 01297 560772
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Got some good advice on how to find fossils , Nice little gift shop . things for the kids to do as well .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got some good advice on how to find fossils , Nice little gift shop . things for the kids to do as well .

Thank Sue25
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids when on Charmouth beach. Really interesting exhibition about fossils etc and a little shop.

Thank alik402015
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were very helpful and pointed out exactly what we should be looking for on the beach. Though you can hire equipment for cheaper further along the beach in the café.

Thank JenB1982
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great day our for the family. Fossil Hunting with the lovely volunteers from the Heritage Centre. Half an hour introduction to fossil hunting and then out on the beach finding our own. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours.

Thank vandenbroekj
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice place full of history about a fascinating part of England. Lots there for children too. Great shop where you can buy some fossils if you had no luck finding any. Essential place to visit if in the area.

Thank Emma P
Dorset, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an essential place to visit if you are exploring the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. This visitor centre gives great info on visiting the area. Helps understand all about fossils and how to look for them safely and responsibly. (While we were there we saw the local coastguard helicopter rescue one family because they got stranded by the tide... More 

Thank VisitingSi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This centre is attached to a great beach. Spent many hours fossil hunting and had some great finds. Very relaxing

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A well-run centre, very organised and the staff are enthusiastic in what they do. Lots to see inside and there is a large display of fossils found in the locality. Great for kids too!

Thank FairReviewer2015
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

What a great place, there are plenty of places to eat and drink with some of the old buildings having been transformed into a food hall and a great mix of tables and seating including settees. The food available ranges from sandwiches, hot food including burgers, fish and chips, pasta, pizzas. It's a great place to spend some time chilling... More 

Thank DeeJaystours
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you like looking for rocks and fossils then this is the place for you. Great little place with good parking, a café and the most amazing fossil shop that wasn't too pricey and bursting at the seams with all manner of rocks and crystals. We visited in school time but it was still quite busy with people and if... More 

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