Bridport Museum, The Coach House, Gundry Lane, Bridport DT6 3RJ Tel: 01308 422116 FInd out more about Bridport Museum
Bridport is a small market town with a warm welcome and a world renowned rope and net making industry.
The streets in Bridport are among the widest in the country. Lively street markets have been held there for over 400 years and are still taking place every Wednesday and Saturday.
Palmers Brewery, on the south side of the town, is Britain's oldest thatched brewery. It houses some beautiful, fully functional, Victorian brewing equipment. Guided tours offer a fascinating insight into all aspects of the traditional brewing process as well as the production of Palmers famous 'Golden Cap Whisky' and even includes a tasting session.
The Bridport Museum tells the unique history of the town, from Roman times and togas to the Second World War. Discover more about the world-famous rope and net-making industries - including what it meant to be 'stabbed with a Bridport dagger' - and who it was that made the 1966 World Cup goal nets.
By Road: From the Midlands take the A34 towards Winchester. Follow the M27, then the A31 to Ringwood. Join the A35 to Dorchester and head west towards Bridport. Follow the signposts for West Bay.
By Bus: The Jurassic Coast Bus Service, CoastlinX53, stops at Bridport. Find out more about the Jurassic Coast Bus Service or contact Traveline on tel: 0870 6082608 or visit Traveline for further information.
Axminster, is a pleasant market town with charm and character. Its famous carpet industry was started in 1755, by Thomas Whitty whose factory produced high quality, custom made carpets for stately homes and mansions.
The picturesque village of Branscombe is said to be the longest in the country, sweeping down a spectacular valley, past colourful thatched cottages with hanging baskets and climbing roses, down to the sea and a shingle beach.
Dorchester is a historic market town with its roots in Roman times; however it is most famously associated with Thomas Hardy. With its elegant 18th century houses, broad Walks and bustling shopping streets, Dorchester has much to offer the visitor.
Ottery St Mary is a little town with a long history. Ottery's roots run deeper than Doomsday Book. In 1061, Edward the Confessor ceded the already established wealthy manor of Oterie to the Cathedral Chapter of Rouen.
Poole Harbour is the second largest harbour in the world after Sydney, Australia. The Quay is a hive of activity all year round with a huge array of fishing boats, yachts, powerboats and pleasure cruisers.
Sidmouth still has a unique charm, which has captivated thousands. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops - it's all here in this lovely seaside town.
A new book that takes a quirky look at the Jurassic Coast has been published in time for Christmas – and it’s already proving to be a big hit. The Jurassic Coast – A Mighty Tale is published by The Jurassic Coast Trust and is written and illustrated by local artist Tim Britton.
Are you a Primary Teacher and need more help to effectively teach Rocks, Fossils and Evolution in your science curriculum? Then come and join us for a FREE training day led by Primary education consultant David Weatherly. Our special Big Jurassic Classroom Superteachers will also be on hand to take you through their own resources they have developed for the new Primary Science curriculum.
This two hour session starts up at the Centre with a 20 minute talk from the Centre Warden about the fossils of Charmouth and how to find fossils on the beach. The group then heads out onto the beach with the wardens and spend the rest of the session looking for fossils.