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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Excellent Resource for Fossil Hunters

We visited on a rainy day as we'd heard they could give us some advice before we went searching... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leamington Spa
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very helpful and innformative place

you need good informative team when you are out on a Jurassic era coast.. and we got the right... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
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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...more
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Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LR, England
+44 1297 560772
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All reviews fossil hunting free entry interesting displays fossil walk fossil shop all ages helpful staff interesting place children and adults great for kids on display sea dragon lyme regis couple of hours low tide beach cafe guided walk
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day as we'd heard they could give us some advice before we went searching. The two ladies on the counter were very knowledgeable and gave us a great deal of information of where to look and what time look for....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RichardH344
Reviewed 4 days ago

you need good informative team when you are out on a Jurassic era coast.. and we got the right information. Although couldn't spend enough time but 4 hours well spent on the beach hunting fossils (didn't find any) but center and staff were awesome.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ashutoshjhureley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the fossil hunting tour and we're not disappointed. A great knowledgeable team took us through the history of the area and various fossils and techniques for finding them in the centre before heading out to the beach. We found a few different...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mariner_1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed an excellent fossil walk/hunt under the expert guidance of Phil and the team. The staff were great with the kids and so enthusiastic which was contagious. After our session, we all now feel empowered with the basic knowledge the find more fossils...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tom_Hetherington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend a few hours hunting for fossils of which there are plenty. The Heritage centre had some fantastic specimens and was very informative

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank EllieH424
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our day with a trip to the cafe by the Heritage Centre. Lovely staff and a good range of food. The fossil shop next door is very reasonable and better value than the shops in local villages. My two children took part in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 22Clara75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This surpassed our expectations. The heritage centre is fascinating with lots of activities for children (mine are 4 and 7) and Anna was a brilliant guide, did a great and informative talk before embarking on the guided walk and spent the next hour tirelessly hammering...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank travelling_blonde01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small but well presented museum is packed with fascinating information about the Jurassic coast and the fossils found there. Friendly staff and quite fascinating displays. A wonderful place. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the area before but this was the first time in the centre. We were given warm welcome as we walked in and were very impressed with the informative and well laid out displays. Do visit before you go fossil hunting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GoNoGluten2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The heritage centre is a wealth of knowledge of the local area. A must for any one interested or wanting to learn about fossils. A back entrance which is slopped helps if you have a problem with stairs . lots of things for the children...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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March 26, 2019|
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Response from HCT1962 | Reviewed this property |
No charges you’ll just have to pay for parking I think 😁
September 4, 2018|
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Response from CharmouthHeritage | Property representative |
The guided fossil walks are for all ages and we walk for 5-10 minutes down the beach before we start our search. We take our time so there is no rush to keep up with everyone else. The time of day for fossil hunting... More
James M
May 12, 2018|
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Response from A G | Reviewed this property |
Belemnites and Ammonites mostly, if you go to the Heritage centre first the volunteers will show you what they are and which rocks and areas to find them.. Be careful near the cliffs as they can fall at any time,