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Number of results: 17

  1. Address

    Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3HG

    Swanage

    Hidden away in Purbeck, within a stone's throw of the Jurassic Coast, is the Spyway Dinosaur Footprints. Nestled alongside a working quarry, and easily accessible from the Priest's Way walking path, these incredible footprints were made by Jurassic…

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  2. Address

    Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3RH

    Lyme Regis

    Taking a short walk west along Monmouth Beach at low tide will bring you to the Ammonite Pavement - a number of limestone ledges, washed clear by the sea.

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  3. Address

    Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QA

    Telephone

    01297 443370

    Lyme Regis

    Enjoying a stunning seafront location on the world-famous Jurassic Coast with fantastic views over Lyme Bay.

    At Lyme Regis Museum you’ll find fossils galore in the new interactive geology gallery, a new learning centre (great fun for families),…

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  4. Address

    As the Jurassic Period drew to a close, sea levels were falling. Shallow tropical seas gave way to coastal plains and for a brief period - around 145 million years ago - a forest grew in the area now known as Purbeck. The evidence for the existence…

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  5. Address

    South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

    Telephone

    01308 458703

    Bridport

    The small Jurassic Coast gallery in Bridport Museum boasts some wonderful specimens of local fossils including ammonites, starfish and even a plesiosaur. All of these specimens were discovered just a few miles from the museum and show how amazingly…

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  6. Address

    Quarry Lane, Beer, Devon, EX12 3AS

    Telephone

    01297 680 282

    Beer

    The history of the village of Beer revolves around Beer Quarry Caves, which have been worked by hand since Roman times. The Caves' guided tours offer a fascinating insight into the history of the stone excavation, and the personal stories of the…

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  7. Address

    Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB

    Telephone

    01308 863623

    Beaminster

    Beaminster Museum in West Dorset is a small museum of local history, which visitors from far and wide have declared "delightful" and "fascinating", with plenty to see and do for all ages.

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  8. Address

    High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1PG

    Telephone

    01404 44966

    Honiton

    At Honiton Museum come and see the Honiton Hippo and even remains of elephants - 140,000 years ago, conditions here were similar to what we associate with parts of Africa today. Fossils from the inland area near Honiton are much younger than those…

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  9. Address

    27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP

    Budleigh Salterton

    At the Fairlynch Museum (one of only a few thatched museums in the UK), you can find out about the ancient red cliffs of Budleigh Salterton which bridge the Permian/Triassic boundary, when the greatest mass extinction ever happened!

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  10. Address

    High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA

    Telephone

    01305 756827

    Dorchester

    Come and explore 250 million years of history at the Dorset Museum!

    Located in the centre of Dorchester, this award-winning Museum is one of the cultural centres of Dorset with four themed galleries, special exhibitions area, a library and a café.

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  11. Address

    Hope Cottage, Church Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8LY

    Telephone

    01395 516139

    Sidmouth

    At Sidmouth Museum you can see rare reptile fossils and amphibian bones which have been found on the beaches, including the remains of the Rhynchosaur, a curious herbivore reptile.

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  12. Address

    217 Wakeham, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1HS

    Telephone

    01305 821804

    Portland

    Visit Portland Museum and find out about the history of quarrying on Portland, and the world renowned building stone which has been used in many iconic buildings around the world including St Paul’s Cathedral and the UN buildings in New York.

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  13. Address

    Kimmeridge, Dorset, BH20 5PE

    Telephone

    01929 270000

    Kimmeridge

    The Etches Collection: Museum of Jurassic Marine Life opened in the village of Kimmeridge in October 2016. The museum houses the remarkable collection of one man’s passion, bringing to life the stories from deep time through an amazing collection of…

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  14. Address

    The Square, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LJ

    Telephone

    01929 421427

    Swanage

    In the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre, formerly the old seafront market building, you can see dinosaur footprints and discover more about the local stone industry, as well as the eminent Victorians from Swanage who all had their roots in the…

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  15. Address

    Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2DH

    Exmouth

    The rocks exposed at Orcombe Point embody the opening paragraphs of the story contained within the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Geoneedle monument found here marks the official start (or end if you prefer) of the World Heritage Site.

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  16. Address

    Town Hall, East Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4NS

    Telephone

    01929 553448

    Wareham

    Wareham Town Museum's geology display shows how the Wytch Farm oil field (the largest onshore oilfield in western Europe) is closely linked to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

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  17. Address

    Tout Quarry, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2LN

    Portland

    Discover over 60 hidden sculptures in Tout Quarry, one of only two remaining on Portland where the famous Portland Stone was quarried using old methods.

    Add Tout Quarry to your Itinerary

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