Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Activities

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is situated on the Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site. Entry to the centre is free of charge and provides information on fossils the local coastal and marine wildlife. We are an educational facility, promoting safe and sustainable collecting of local fossils. We also offer a wide range of public events throughout the year and an extensive schools programme that brings learning to life in the great outdoors. Join us for a guided fossil walk and take home your own fossil from the Jurassic Coast. These trips are a great introduction to fossils and our Wardens are on hand to help you find and identify your fossils. Come along to one of our Rockpool Rambles and discover the underwater world of Lyme Bay. We also have marine tanks in the Centre where you can learn about how these amazing creatures survive in rockpools.


01297 560772


Venue address
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Lower Sea Lane
West Dorset

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Opening times
Mon: 10:30-16:00
Tue: 10:30-16:00
Wed: 10:30-16:00
Thu: 10:30-16:00
Fri: 10:30-16:00
Additional Information
Opening Times: During summer (1st April to 3rd November) the Centre is open daily 10.30am to 4pm. During winter (4th November to 31st March) the Centre is open from Friday to Monday, 10.30am to 4pm. We are closed to the public over the Christmas Holidays - please contact us if you want to check our opening times before you visit. Admission to the centre is free, however as a small independent charity your kind donations keep the Centre open.
Age Range
0 years 0 months to 0 years 0 months


Wheelchair accessible
The Centre has stairs to the main entrance but has a wheelchair / ramp access at the rear.
Parking availability information
Ample car parking is available nearby. There is a small tarmac pay and display car park directly in front of the Centre. There are also two privately owned car parks which are open during peak periods and are a short walk from the beach area.
Toilet facility information
There are accessible public toilets in a separate building at the rear of the Centre.There is also a disabled toilet. Both the Centre and the Beach Superintendent's Office hold a key.
It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service meets your requirements and that any listed activities are still running before you attend. The Dorset Family Information Service does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the suitability of any of the services described.

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Address: Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  Lower Sea Lane  Charmouth  Bridport  Dorset