Welcome to Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Visit the Centre to see our amazing fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach. Our guided fossil hunting walks are a great family day out on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. With free entry to the Centre, come and meet the Charmouth dinosaur and explore the past and present of this incredible coastline.
Attenborough’s Sea Dragon
On display from 14 January 2018 to January 2019!
The incredible ichthyosaur that starred in the BBC documentary ‘Attenborough and the Sea Dragon’ is now on display at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre for all to see and learn about this unique fossil.
The ichthyosaur was discovered by local collector Chris Moore who has loaned the Sea Dragon to the Centre for a year. The Centre has free entry and is on the beach at Charmouth, one of the best and safest areas to collect fossils on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
You can …
- join us for a guided fossil walk and take home your own fossil from the Jurassic Coast
- join the warden team at the Centre for a whole day or weekend of fossil hunting and activities for families and children
- join us for an informative day of lectures and guided walks introducing the science of geology and palaeontology using Charmouth as a case study
You can …
- come along to one of our Rock Pool Rambles
- join us for one of our Plankton Trawls and discover the underwater world of Lyme Bay
Education and Schools
Our range of curriculum linked activities offers a hands on experience for all ages and abilities.