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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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A fab little information centre with some quite cool, interactive displays for children. The most popular on the day we visited was the little archaeological table, which was a series of 'fossils' covered with sand. There were special brushes to dust away the sand to reveal the fossils underneath. Lots to discover about the Jurassic Coast in here.........and a little... More

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Kessingland, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The charmouth coastline is great but the heritage centre is a little disappointing. A few fossils on display and a few fact boards but that's about it. A shame really as the fossils that come out of charmouth, Lyme Regis and seatown are amazing.

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Chester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Well worth a visit if you are looking for fossils on the beach, lots of good advice from the staff about what to look for and where to go.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Really informative and worth a visit. We hired a rock hammer and protective goggles from the shop next door for £3 and went down the right of the beach looking for fossils. Found 4 really good ones in the hour or so we were there and had a brilliant time!! Well worth a visit.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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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
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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