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The Latest news from the Jurassic Coast.

Enjoy the Jurassic Coast this half term in safety

jurassiccoast durdle door west 2010 copyright jurassiccoastteamFollowing wide spread media coverage of a crack that has opened up on the South West Coast path, Dorset County Council is reminding visitors and residents that it is still safe to enjoy the coastline and beaches as long as the ever present natural hazards are treated with respect.



 

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Dorset County Museum wins £10.3 million Heritage Lottery Funding

Weymouth Bay PliosaurDorset County Museum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new Collections Discovery Centre project. The main aims of the project are to provide a new state of the art learning centre, better archive and storage facilities and better public access to displays of the Museum’s vast collection.


 

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Mary Anning's birthday celebrated with the launch of the 'Fossil Hunter' Lottie doll

Lottie cropThe birthday of world-famous palaeontologist Mary Anning on 21st May is celebrated with the launch of the Special Edition ‘Fossil Hunter’ Lottie doll; a collaboration between award-winning toy company Arklu, TrowelBlazers, an international, not-for-profit group celebrating women in palaeontology, geology and archaeology, and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.


 

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Durdle Door steps now open

jurassiccoast Durdle Door Purbeck copyright jurassiccoastteamThe Lulworth Estate, who own the land at Durdle Door, have recently completed work on the new steps down to the beach. The previous steps had collapsed following the terrible weather in early 2014.


 

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The Wonders of World Heritage - now on tour!

rapa nui B - by Christian Bobadilla thumbAfter a hugely successful three week residency at Durlston Castle in Swanage, the Wonders of World Heritage exhibition has begun its tour of the Jurassic Coast, and can now be seen at the Chesil Beach Centre.


 

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