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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Address: Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
Phone Number: 01297 560772
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Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it is upstairs above the cafe and well worth a visit. very helpful gentlemen on the desk who will advise. good booklets written by the voluntiers and guides who know the beach well. short film on what to look for and even some spare fossils to buy if you don't find anything yourself - unlikely.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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148 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

No sand at this beach but lots of rocks and holiday accommodation. I fossicked around the beach for about an hour and found some nice rocks, but no fossils. We called into the little visitor centre for more information about the area and drove a bit further around for a cliff walk. I have posted a few photos.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Charmouth is a stunning place to visit. It is a little crowded in the summer months but that is because people love going there! There are fossils everywhere and the heritage centre is packed with information for all ages.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

A very cool little centre which tells you about the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. There are lots of cool fossils to look at and a panorama showing what the place looked like in Jurassic times. This is where you should bring your fossil finds to be recorded, you can keep what you find but please do bring it down... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

fascinating place to visit. Interesting fossils and things for kids to do. The ability to then walk the beach to look for your own fossils is an added bonus. Best done after a storm when new fossils might be revealed.

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dorset
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54 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a well designed centre for information about the coast and the different types of fossils that can be found along it. They also run fossil walks which are excellent.

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Oxford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was our third visit as we love the fossil walks with Phil and Merril. It's a great centre, the team who run it are great and you will come away not only with lots of fossils you found on the beach but lots more knowledge about them. Highlight recommended for adults and kids alike.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great fun to look for fossils.very addictive .Met lots of interesting people .If you have young children they will love it.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited during half term and found the centre interesting and well staffed. We was unable to get booked into one of the fossil hunting walks as we had just turned up on the day (so pre booking advisable!) but the staff gave us a brief outline of what to look for and sure enough we found our own fossils.... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lots for the kids to do, very happy staff only to willing to help your kids. Not a rip off either! You can get tips and advice on where to find fossils a must for all dinosaur fans.

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