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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
01297 560772
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of things to look at and learn about fossils etc and the exhibition is free. Gift shop was expensive though in my opinion - £8.50 for a peg bag!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Heritage Centre is fascinating. It´s not big but packs a lot in including informative displays, example fossils, interactive exhibits that´ll keep kids amused and a decent array of gifts, books etc, But what makes this place so good is the enthusiasm and expertise of the people who run it - most of whom are volunteers. We´d arranged a fossil... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our look around here during our trip to the beach. Some of the fossils on show are really wonderful. The displays also have really informative information to read. It is really well layed out and the staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I expected we would only be in the centre for... More

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blackpool
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The staff were knowledgable and very helpful. It is a place to visit and get the best information before setting off to try and find your own fossils. I would recommend paying to go on a guided "fossil walk"

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Really informative, my children spent ages in here before we went to the beach - we also bought our geological hammers and books here: £15 - childrens 300g Hammer & £21 - 500g hammer

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Sittingbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Great little centre for finding out if your pebbles and rocks from the beach contain fossils, learning about the history of the Jurassic Coast, which sealife you'll spot and getting expert advice. My young children loved the centre and we were in there about an hour, doing the activities provided: digging in sand for fossils, brass rubbing, identifying pebbles...I only... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A good place to start ,just off the beach with adequate parking and a popular starting point for would be Fossil Hunters.The centre has been recently refurbished after the winter storms and is found at the top of a wooden staircase.A small area filled with interesting detail and samples awaits.The staff are willing and helpful,so take time to stop and... More

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liverpool
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We didn't actually visit the centre but went straight to the beach. This is a brilliant place for wandering along a fabulous beach and rugged multi-layered cliffs, head down searching for fossils. the first 200 yards of beach is filled by the hoards attacking anything rock like with hammers and chisels. Walk a little further and you get the coast... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Small centre, but they cram so much information and displays into it. Some great dinosaur stuff and the fossil shop is amazing

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Interesting centre both for adults and kids, found some of the items a bit pricey but then you don't have to buy them. Spent a good half hour in there with our son he found it very interesting. Well worth a visit.

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