Museums, Visitor Centres & Attractions

Beer Quarry Caves in East Devon

Beer Quarry Caves

The history of the village of Beer revolves around the Beer Quarry Caves, which have been worked by hand since Read More…

Bridport Museum

Bridport Museum

The small Jurassic Coast gallery in Bridport Museum boasts some wonderful specimens of local fossils including ammonites, starfish and even Read More…

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre to see the superb displays of local fossil finds and then join a fossil Read More…

Dorset County Museum Entrance

Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum located in Dorchester Town Centre is one of the few places where you can see fossils from Read More…

A spectacular aerial view of Durlston Castle and Country Park. Photo by Roy Eggleston

Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve

Durlston Country Park offers imposing views of Jurassic limestone sea cliffs which sweep round into two bays where rocks record Read More…

The Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton

Fairlynch Museum

At the Fairlynch Museum (one of only a few thatched museums in the UK), you can find out about the Read More…

The Fine Foundation Centre, Beer

The Fine Foundation Heritage Centre, Beer

Come to the Fine Foundation Heritage Centre Beer to discover the story of the local geology, from the pebbles on Read More…

The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Photo: Vicky Ashby

The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre

At The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, you can learn more about the formation of this huge barrier beach and the Read More…

Honiton Museum

Honiton Museum

Fossils from the inland area near Honiton are much younger than those just a bit further south on the Jurassic Read More…

The Jurassic Skyline tower is the tallest structure on the Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Skyline

Located in Weymouth on the edge of the Jurassic Coast, Jurassic Skyline offers unrivalled views of this breathtaking natural phenomenon. Read More…

The Kimmeridge Museum

The Kimmeridge Museum

Also known as The Museum of Jurassic Marine Life and The Etches Collection, the fabulous new Kimmeridge Museum will be Read More…

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Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre

The displays, animations and films in the Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre tell the story of the Cove and Durdle Door, two Read More…

Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis Museum houses some fantastic fossils and is a great place to learn about the long history of fossil Read More…

Portland Museum

Portland Museum

Find out about the history of quarrying on Portland and the world renowned building stone which has been used in Read More…

Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and Fine Foundation Centre

Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and Fine Foundation Centre

The 150 million year old black clays of Kimmeridge Bay record marine life towards the end of the Jurassic Period Read More…

Seaton Jurassic

Seaton Jurassic

It’s been 250 million years in the making but Seaton Jurassic is nearly here. Opening in spring 2016, Seaton Jurassic Read More…

Sidmouth Salcombe Landslide

Sidmouth Museum

Discover the lost world of the Triassic period by travelling back 235 million years when life-sustaining rivers flowed through the Read More…

Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre (photo: Morgan Carey Architects)

Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre

In the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre, formerly the old seafront market building, you can see dinosaur footprints and discover more Read More…

Lizard carving at Tout Quarry detail Portland

Tout Quarry

Discover over 60 hidden sculptures in Tout Quarry, one of only two remaining on Portland where the famous Portland Stone Read More…

Wareham Town Museum

Wareham Town Museum

Wareham Town Museum’s geology display shows how the Wytch Farm oil field (the largest onshore oilfield in western Europe) is Read More…