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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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fossil hunting

nice walk along beach looking out for Fossils unfortunatley none found but still an enjoyable walk.Interesting information about the coast line and Durasic period in the centre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
hazel b
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

nice walk along beach looking out for Fossils unfortunatley none found but still an enjoyable walk.Interesting information about the coast line and Durasic period in the centre and some nice bits to purchase from the little shop

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The visit was wonderful. The centre was informative but having reached a little later than planned we were keen to explore and hunt for fossils! Staff seemed generally helpful but directed simple queries to information boards which we didn't have time to spend reading which was a shame. Beach was great. Clean too.

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Coulsdon, Surrey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Without doubt one of our favourite places in the world and the staff and volunteers at the Heritage Centre just add to it. The fossil walks are great fun and they help you to concentrate your efforts in areas where you are likely to find something. The day we visited in February was sunny and warm without a breath of... More 

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very informative and the children enjoyed the activities inside. We hired fossil hammers for£3 with a £10 refundable deposit and had good fun hunting on the beach. The public loos are a bit grim but a great day out

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Worcestershire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The centre is brilliant with lots of interesting things to look at - and really enthusiastic staff. The cafe, however was dreadful. Lots of staff who looked and acted like canteen staff!! Very pleasant but serving mugs of weak tea and coffee and cakes/biscuits with unknown ngredients - which turned out to be dry and unappetising. We bought 3 different... More 

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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

wonderful informative place with plenty to see & do. Always like to be by beach & see all the great finds!

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North London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Friendly staff and good location with fossil shop and café downstairs. some children's activities. There was also a shopping opportunity as we bought jewellery there and books are also for sale.

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New Forest
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I travelled from Southampton with my son today to revisit the beach, something we did when he was little. We had a lovely time on the beach and then visited the heritage centre where we found the staff to be very friendly and informative and the advice was brilliant. We returned to the beach and immediately found some fossils from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a top time today at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. We paid £7.50 each for the hunt and was given a 20 minute talk to start with, telling us what to look out for and how to find fossils. We were then taken to the beach and found quite a few excellent fossils. Other members of the group had... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Popped in before a walk along the coast. They have put together some interesting displays which give an insight to the Jurassic coast. There is a pay and display car park which only takes coins and was £1 per hour, max £4 for the day. Perfectly nice. Will revisit for a longer look next time because as soon as you... More 

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