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Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is the perfect place to explore an impressive collection of fossils and discover the stories behind their discovery. The Centre features fascinating displays that highlight the work of local collectors and visitors alike, showcasing the rich history of these ancient treasures. Whether you're a seasoned fossil hunter or new to the game, you'll find top tips and tricks for finding your very own fossils on the beach.

Jurassic Theatre

We highly recommend visiting the centre's small Jurassic Theatre. You'll be treated to a fascinating short film that delves into the history of the Jurassic Coast and teaches you how to find fossils in Charmouth. Not only is it a great way to learn about this area's rich geological heritage, but it's also a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy.

Gift Shop

If you're planning to visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, don't forget to stop by the gift shop on your way out! You'll be amazed by the wide range of books available for all ages, including some of the Centre's own publications, as well as a variety of toys and souvenirs to take home. Plus, by purchasing from their gift shop, you'll be supporting a great cause - all the proceeds go towards the maintenance and operation of the centre.

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Guided Fossil Hunting Walks

One of the most exciting activities offered by the Heritage Centre is a guided fossil hunting walk, which takes you on a journey through time to discover the ancient creatures that once roamed the earth. You'll be amazed at what you can find on these walks, and the experienced guides will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

If you prefer to explore the rock pools along the coastline, the Heritage Centre also offers guided rock pooling walks. These walks are perfect for families with young children, as they provide a fun and educational experience that everyone can enjoy. You'll be able to discover the fascinating creatures that live in the rock pools and learn about their unique characteristics and habitats.

So why not join in on these activities during your stay at Newlands Holiday Park? It's a great way to get out and explore the natural beauty of the area. 

Looking for more places to go fossil hunting in West Dorset? Check out our blog for tips on the best places to go!

Getting to Charmouth Heritage Centre from Newlands Holiday Park

It's only a quick 3-minute drive from Newlands Holiday Park to Charmouth Heritage Centre, or if you prefer a scenic walk, it's just 20 minutes away. Take Berne Lane, then turn onto The Street, followed by a left turn onto The Sea Lane. 

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