Half Term Christmas and New Year Activities at The Etches Collection!!

We have some exciting Half Term activities here at The Etches Collection this Christmas and New Year!!


Come and join us for:

  • Dino Decorating - paint your own beautiful hand made dinosaur Christmas Tree ornament
  • Fossil Mould Painting
  • Christmas competitions - prizes to win!
  • Fossil themed Christmas quiz and clue hunt
  • Fossil excavation pit - discover our hidden creature!
  • State of the art microscope and fossil handling collection - bring your own fossils and examine them in close up and have Steve Etches or the team identify them for you
  • Monster Checklist - how many prehistoric predators can you spot swimming in our CGI aquarium?
  • Creative colouring and drawing corner

The Etches Collection Online Shop - Coming Soon!!

Keep your eyes peeled....we are due to launch The Etches Collection online shop very soon!  You will have the opportunity to buy exclusive branded merchandise, limited edition fossil prints and photos from the collection, gift certificates, books, unique genuine fossils and minerals, tshirts, tickets for special events and lots, lots more....


NOW ON SHOW!! – two BRAND NEW exhibits here at The Etches Collection, our “JURASSIC GIANTS”.


Kimmeridge Bay Tours - DECEMBER DATE

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.

Festive treats for all attendees!!


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)


Tuesday 19th December - 12.00pm

For further information please call 01929 270 000

or email rachael.harris@theetchescollection.org