Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Centre provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Facilities at the centre include interactive computers, hands on displays, marine tanks and a video microscope, all of which can help you to discover more about our stretch of the coastline. You will always find a helpful warden or volunteer who can help you identify your fossil finds. The Centre also has disabled access. Our Jurassic Theatre shows a short film on 'The Jurassic Coast and Finding fossils at Charmouth' (adults £1, children 50p). We also have a shop stocked with books for all levels, including some of our own publications, toys and souvenirs. Throughout the year we run guided fossil hunting walks and rockpooling walks along the local coastline. The Centre also has an extensive education programme. For information about the activities we have to offer to school groups please see our Primary Schools and Secondary Schools sections.
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marcuzzi.dawson@talk21.com
Sout Croydon8 contributions
Oct 2021
Free to all! How great is that? It's a fascinating insight into the fossils that crop up on this amazing coastline. I was only there for the weekend but so glad I went!
Written October 29, 2021
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MargaretPonthir
Torfaen, UK471 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
A must to visit before any fossil hunting trip. It's quite small, up a flight of steps , but, packed with both fossils and information. Plenty to appeal to all ages and attractively displayed. There's a small shop -books, puzzles, trinkets etc. I really take my hat off to the volunteers who work so hard to keep this up and running - entry is free, but, there is a donation box- they deserve every penny!
Written October 28, 2021
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BILLYVILLAN
Birmingham, UK131 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Only small, run by well informed volunteers. Well worth spending a short time here. Don't forget to leave a donation, they need this to survive.
Written October 15, 2021
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Arthur M
Ludlow, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
Sep 2021
Very informative and creative displays in a small space. Great range of books. Very Friendly staff too.
Written September 19, 2021
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Felixstowe72
Felixstowe, UK63 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Partner and I booked one of the fossil hunting tours. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Very informative and we learnt alot. We found some fossils to take home.
Written September 18, 2021
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aiazotti
London, UK167 contributions
Aug 2021
Charmouth Coast is a beautiful and good location to find fossils. The little museum in the Centre was ok to exhibit some fossils. The food court was not good.
We had a good time on the beach and found some fossils.
Written September 12, 2021
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r0berts0n229
Burgess Hill, UK35 contributions
Aug 2021
Free of charge this little gem is a great way to explore some fascinating finds from the area. Staff were exceptionally friendly and the whole place was very COVID friendly including limited numbers being allowed in at time. Small and compact it won’t keep you busy for hours but still worth the visit
Written August 20, 2021
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rediffusion
Hertfordshire, UK227 contributions
Aug 2021
If you are coming to the beach to look for fossils its worth waiting to have a quick 20-30 minute visit to this wonderful small exhibition showing fossils and explaining their origin. Currently covid limits number of people they let in at the same time and you follow a fixed route round so its a case of turn up and you will be let in once there's room.
Written August 15, 2021
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NatalieK
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Beauty spot on jurassic coast. Calm and peaceful despite being busy and lots of opportunities for fossil hunting
Written August 5, 2021
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oliviag700
London, UK134 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fantastic fossil hunt! Very reasonably priced and our guides could not have been more friendly, knowledgeable and patient! A definite must :) and a lovely place just to visit
Written July 30, 2021
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