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“Weekend on the Jurassic coadt”

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great displays and very interesting. Very reasonable prices on fossils
Very busy over bank holiday weekend. Cafe there but didn’t eat or drink there. It was busy with nice big seating area outside. Sandy beach and also pebble beach

Thank GlasgowJan
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"fossil shop"
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"helpful staff"
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"on display"
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"great for kids"
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"kids and adults"
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"book in advance"
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"great little place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The centre is well worth a visit. Local fossils on display and entry is free with voluntary donations welcome. Good display of toys on sale.

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The centre has many exhibits of local fossils. It is informative, the volunteer staff are most helpful and its great for those with fossil knowledge or beginners.

Take the advice of the centre for the best time to go hunting. Its published daily and is very much tide dependent. Stay away from the unstable cliffs!!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing center, free admission and loads of info. Great to visit and learn about fossils before fossil hunt.

Thank akaSugarland
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

The fossil walk is well worth doing. The guides are knowledgable and friendly and they direct people to the best places to find fossils. They are brilliant with children.

1  Thank Margaret A
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