The Etches Collection – Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

Kimmeridge BH20 5PE

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Telephone: 01929 270000


Opening times

Every day

10:00am - 5:00pm

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The Etches Collection – Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in the village of Kimmeridge will open on Friday 21st October 2016.

The museum will house the remarkable collection of one man’s passion, bringing to life the stories from deep time through a unique and amazing collection of marine fossils many of which are unique to science.

Steve Etches, a local Kimmeridge fossil collector and expert has, over the last 30 years, discovered, collected and researched over 2000 incredible late Jurassic Kimmeridgian specimens. His collection contains the most extensive and finest fossil specimens ever found in the Kimmeridgian Clay Formation. For the first time ever, these will be on display in a brand new immersive museum which will take the visitor on a journey through underwater life 150 million years ago.