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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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A real find

Quite a small facility run mainly by local volunteers but lots of interesting displays and information. The film is a 'must see' if its your first time fossiling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Quite a small facility run mainly by local volunteers but lots of interesting displays and information. The film is a 'must see' if its your first time fossiling.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Just what you need right by the beach where you are fossilling - what to look for and help identifying your finds. Free but donations welcomed. There are some fossils for sale (handy if one child didn't find anything). There is a separate fossil shop underneath the museum, independent of the museum and open longer hours, where you can hire... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very helpful advice for finding fossils and then excellent identification of fossils (and random rocks)

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Small but interesting. Good to visit if the weather turns bad. Staff very helpful and friendly . Stuff for kids to do , but the whole visit would not take very long.

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torquay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Free entry but donation box on hand if you wish to make a donation. Very interesting for all ages nice little shop too

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Came here prior to looking on the beach for fossils. Paid a small amount to watch a video about the area and geological formations on the Jurassic Coast. Great descriptions on what fossils were likely to be found and obvious things for kids to do. Beach was great and several fossils found really easily. Beware, anywhere you park in Dorset,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The staff give a really informative briefing on the geology of the area and the fossils that can be found before taking the group onto the beach to look for fossils. Even though the weather has been mild and calm for ages (terrible for fossilling) and the beach was well picked over during the Easter holidays there was still plenty... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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