The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

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BH20 5PE

Modern museum & centre for learning in Kimmeridge housing amazing marine fossils that tell the story of life & death at the time of the Dinosaurs, in Dorset's Jurassic seas. We house the finest single collection of Late Jurassic fossils, all found in Kimmeridge, brought to life in an interactive aquarium setting.

Further information

Opening Hours:

9.30am - 5pm every day


Pay once and return free for a whole year! Adults £8 Children (5 – 16 years) £4 Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £20.00 Family ticket (1 Adult + 3 children) £ 16.00 Children under 5 years – free

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Facilities and services

Facilities information:

Exhibition fossil gallery with CGI imagery and interactives State of the art workshop, lab and reserve fossil collection Wolfson Education room with geological and palaeontological interactive displays and information, library, microscope and fossil handling collection, fossil excavation pit, fossil mould painting and activities Video information guides on the collection Shop featuring unique gifts, jewellery, branded merchandise, rare fossils and minerals for sale, Jurassic and dinosaur themed goods Clore Room - our Village Hall which features events, pop up exhibitions and is available for hire Refreshments Fully accessible, carbon neutral, modern museum building

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