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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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The Fossil Tour

'Dan' in the hat has clearly been smitten by anything over a million years old and my wife and I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Braintree, United Kingdom
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Amazing fossil hunting experience

We all absolutely loved our talk and guided fossil hunt last weekend and we found so many fossils... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

'Dan' in the hat has clearly been smitten by anything over a million years old and my wife and I agree. After a quick talk in the heritage centre, Charmouth we (the group of around 25-30) set off down the beach to see what we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all absolutely loved our talk and guided fossil hunt last weekend and we found so many fossils - thank you! I have already recommended you to several people including our kid’s school.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Centre is great with holiday clothes/accessories. Mainly for me though the Fossil Shop is amazing and the Coffee Shop is great too.

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

We did the guided fossil hunt.There is a little museum that shows you all the fossils people have found including a Mammoths tooth found by an eight year old boy. A short talk is given beforehand with examples of the fossils. You need sturdy shoes...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Judy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our To Do things and we were always interested to visit. Finaly we made it:) We came very early morning and the centre was close but no problem:) Kids went off to play around. I decided to have a longer walk...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank joo31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a large group for the fossil walk today, at the start of the talk Ali ( our guide) was really informative about some of the plentiful fossils naturally eroded from the cliffs on to the beach. She explained things in a way that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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,