Whats On during Easter at The Etches Collection

Dippy on Tour – A Natural History Adventure:

In association with The Natural History Museum and the Dorset County Museum, The Etches Collection will be joining in with the events and activities surrounding Dippy the Diplodocus as he explores Dorset and the South West between March and May. You can discover Dippy’s link to the Jurassic seas of Dorset by asking us and learning about our very own, real ‘Giant’ Sauropod dinosaur fossil bones – Dippy would have lived during the Late Kimmeridgian age, find out why the bones of a land based Sauropod came to be found in Kimmeridge which 157 million years ago was at the bottom of a warm, tropical sea……

30th March – 2nd April  DINO EASTER EGG TRAIL! Solve the clues to claim your chocolate dinosaur egg!

4th April  BAY TOUR WITH STEVE ETCHES. Take a special tour with fossil collector Steve Etches and learn more about Kimmeridge the Jurassic Seas and Dippy the dinosaur!

12th-13th April  3D PRINTED SKULL OF DIPPY THE DINOSAUR FROM THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM! Come and see a replica of Dippy’s skull and see our real sauropod bones in the collection!

This Easter we will be launching an incredible photography competition… watch this space for more details coming soon!


30th March – 8th April our very own Wildlife Wanderer, David Bailey will be returing with his exhibition of amazing photographs from around the UK

Creative Clay for all will be returning with their amazing clay workshop where you can design and make your own ammonites, Jurassic sea monsters and dinosaurs!  Date to be confirmed shortly....

Other Activities on at the Museum: 

Excavation Pit, Monster Checklists - how many Jurassic reptiles can you see in our CGI imagery, childrens Fossil Workbooks, Dino Colouring & Jurassic Art Competition, Activity Sheets, our new DINO CORNER with Dino toys, dress up, books and more, Museum Mystery Hunt- solve the clues to claim your prize, Fossil mould painting, Lucky Dip,

Take a closer look at our handling collection under the microscope.


We are Recruiting!!!

The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in Kimmeridge Dorset is looking for Front of House Staff on a zero hours contract basis (variable hours available with immediate start some weekend working required).

As a front of house staff you will be putting your excellent people skills to the best possible use. You will be selling admission tickets and retail merchandise, promoting membership and gift aid and most importantly you will be welcoming our visitors warmly.

Experience in customer service and sales would be an advantage but more importantly you’ll love working with people of all ages, have bags of enthusiasm, and will always strive to make a good impression. 

You will need to be practical and hands-on with excellent communication skills and to be comfortable working as part of a team. Cash handling skills are also required.  Salary is per hour and is set at the current government living wage.

How to Apply

A full job description and application form is available for the role to the right hand side of this page.  Please complete and send with your CV to


Kimmeridge Bay Tours - March and April Dates 

Come and spend a couple of hours in the company of the universally acclaimed fossil collector, Steve Etches.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance from the admission desk either in person or by phone 01929 270000.

Hot drink and biscuits included upon your return to the museum.


Adult £15.00

*Child (5-16 years) £8.00    

*All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Please note these trips are not suitable for buggies or wheelchairset 

The following dates are currently available (weather permitting). Bay tour 

tickets do not include entrance to the museum gallery.

Saturday 3rd March at 1.00pm

Monday 19th March at 1.00pm

Wednesday 4th April at 2.00pm

Sunday 15th April at 11.30am

Saturday 28th April at 11.00am

For further information please call 01929 270 000

or email