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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
01297 560772
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Fascinating information on what to look for when hunting fossils on the local beaches. The staff are well informed and entusiastic.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is fully open, despite the storm damage it has recently suffered, which certainly doesn't seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of the staff! I had a very successful fossil walk with a group of about 18 (adults and children) in late March - we found loads of stuff and the walk leader , Helen, was... More

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southwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Excellent and very informative located right next to the beach,with a hoard of fossils to be had on the beach,so good we have returned since and improved our collection.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

There's a deceptively simple display case here that shows a wide swath of rocks and sand, and in amongst it all examples of the variety of fossils to be found just a few minutes walk down the beach. Having that search image in your head from the start makes all the difference, if you're new to fossiling in the region.... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We took our 7, 8, 1 yr old boys on a sunny Sunday in January when they were holding their fossil talk and tour. My husband paid for him and the older boys while I roamed around outside with our little one after visiting the centre. My husband said the talk was very informative, had he decided not to do... More

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Charmouth is somewhat overshadowed by its grander neighbour Lyme Regis in terms of amenities, so it came as a pleasant surprise to find this small museum covering all things fossil-related. Adults will find the displays informative and children will no doubt be entranced by the sand pits (“brush away the sand to reveal a fossil”) and fish tanks. Next door... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Great place to find fossils in the winter (though be SURE to check tide times and make SURE you go to the beach as the TIDE is going OUT for SAFETY reasons), and steer clear of the base of the cliffs in stormy weather in case of falling rocks or mud ... Spring, summer and autumn, it is great place... More

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bridport, dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The scenery here is outstanding, and the heritage centre is a great place to book a fossil walk or hire a hammer to dig for your own fossils. Theres also a cafe open March-Oct if you get hungy! PS the beach is fab!

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to go for adults and kids. After visiting the centre, try your hand at hunting for your own fossils, or take one of the guided tours. After you have found the biggest fossil ever, stop off in the cafe directly under the centre, for some lovely home made fare. I must add that I live... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is a very interesting place to learn about the brilliant coast along Dorset. They can tell you all about the fossils you will find on the beach. There is a great café and shop as well.

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