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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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Great day out.

We signed up for the fossil hunt and had a great time. Staff were very enthusiastic and really knew what they were talking about. They also made sure that everyone found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chagford, United Kingdom
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Chagford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We signed up for the fossil hunt and had a great time. Staff were very enthusiastic and really knew what they were talking about. They also made sure that everyone found something! I came away knowing much more than when I turned up, and both me and my young son left with some fantastic fossils. Worth every penny and time... More 

Thank Lou_Devine
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We used to come here with our sons when they were younger; spring and summer! 10 years later on a beautiful winter day it was lovely!

Thank TeleOp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

this is a must do! A knowledgeable center and stores help to orient you to the kinds of fossils to look for. I've never seen such dark gray clay hills and a rip-roaring seascape. We found 5 fossil imprints on our hunt. We found a hammer and chisel the most useful tools and don't forget a change of clothes. You... More 

Thank PHPexpat
Bridport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If you know little about geology and especially about the Jurassic coastline this is The place to learn more, take a great fossil hunting walk and just enjoy the ambience! Especially exciting for the kids!

Thank Ankor_12
Manchester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Charmouth Heritage centre is a great place to take kids to learn about fossils and the Juraissic Coast set on two levels. Our 8 and 10 year old boys learn't so much and there were a number of interactive things to do which we booked them on. The only slight disappointment was that we couldn't get on the beach walk... More 

Thank Neil P
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A free to enter facility which can be enjoyed by all ages. Very well presented cases show a variety of fossils and sea life.and volunteer staff is on hand if there are any questions.

Thank Kule Dude
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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 November 5, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 November 1, 2015

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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