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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
01297 560772
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Booked for 9 of us to go fossil hunting , booking on line wAs easy and comprehensive. Arrived and all organised in centre with great displays for kids to interact with. The talk by Alex was excellent informative but visual enough for the children to get the general idea. Alex asked the children questions and was very patient in listening... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to visit for adults and the Kids alike information right up to date and interesting. Its free and well worth taking the time to visit especially if this is your first time in the area.

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Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Informative centre with some nice fossil examples. They do fossil walks from here, but as dogs are not allowed on the beach this time of year, we were unable to go. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

So glad we managed to get booked on a tour but very popular so plan ahead to avoid disappointment. Times vary to be after high tide. Palaeontologist Phil starts the tour with a very interesting and entertaining intro to fossils and valuable tips on what to look for, suitable for both children and adults. Then out onto the beach where... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Brilliant selection of fossils to look at and lots of very interesting information. Definitely worth a visit.

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Mantua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

great beach and perfect place for fossil hunting. You won't need any tool, just your hands and a good eye to spot some ammonites.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Popped in to see if they had fossil tours - none sadly, because of the tides- but the Center was informative, they sell rock hammers, and a small brochure on what to look for. The ladies answered some of my questions, and we were on our way!

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a great little visitor center, and stop before heading out on the beach to look for fossils. The docent at the shop (don't remember her name) was so kind and extremely helpful. Lots of exhibits for kids to explore, and stocks tools (if you need them) for your fossil expedition. Unfortunately, they don't give guided tours to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The centre gives an insight into why this area is so famous for fossils. There are some stunning examples of what's been found by professionals - quite awe-inspiring. For us mere mortals there are hints of what to look out for when walking on the beach. A good range of books for children and adults and souvenirs from pocket-money prices... More

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York
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A fantastic place to visit... make sure you have a pasty and cuppa in the café - it's a must. We also watched the film about the geology of the coastline.

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