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The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
South Coast

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Dorset, BH20 5PE
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Modern museum housing amazing marine fossils that tell the story of life & death in Dorset's Jurassic seas at the time of the Dinosaurs

Come and visit the ‘Jewel’ in the crown of the Jurassic Coast, The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life situated in the village of Kimmeridge, Dorset

Housing the finest single collection of late Jurassic marine fossils all found by just one man, Dr Steve Etches MBE - you will be mesmerized by sea monsters, prehistoric predators and the marine flora and fauna of 157-152 million years ago when Kimmeridge was but a shallow, tropical sea.

Learn about their Stories from Deep Time interpreted with state of the art CGI imagery of Jurassic marine life swimming above the amazing fossils in the museum gallery.

Watch as Steve Etches cleans and conserves his latest finds in the museum lab and workshop - our collection of world class fossils include many which are new to science and of national importance.

The accredited and designated status museum features:-

Exhibition fossil gallery with CGI imagery and interactivesState of the art workshop, lab and reserve fossil collectionWolfson Education room with geological and palaeontological interactive displays and information, library, microscope and fossil handling collection, fossil excavation pit, fossil mould painting and activitiesVideo information guides on the collection utilising IPad technology and our very own PalaeoGo app to unlock our hidden marine creatures and dinosaursShop featuring unique gifts, jewellery, branded merchandise, rare fossils and minerals for sale, Jurassic and dinosaur themed goodsClore Room - our Village Hall which features events, pop up exhibitions and is available for hireRefreshmentsFully accessible, carbon neutral, modern museum building

Accessibility Information

Our modern building has step free access with a lift between the two levels.  An accessible toilet is available on both levels. We have a detailed 'Access Statement' available on our website. Our disabled guests receivea FREE carers ticket for their carer on production of either:- disability living allowance or attendance allowance award letter, personal independance payment letter, current and valid blue badge or a letter from GP or consultant confirming need for a full time carer (all documents need to be dated within the last 12 months)

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