Our Contact Details

The Etches Collection
Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Kimmeridge, Dorset
BH20 5PE

01929 270000

Opening hours

We are open every day 10am to 5pm except when we are closed at Christmas on the 24th, 25th, and 26th December.


We are open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Last ticketed entrance to the Museum is at 4.15pm.


Find Us
We are in the village of Kimmeridge, eight miles south of Wareham in Dorset.

Kimmeridge is sign posted from the A351 at Wareham.  As you turn into the village, the museum building is on the right hand side, opposite Clavell's cafe and restaurant.

Its useful to know that Kimmeridge is close to Lulworth Army firing ranges and sometimes there can be road closures in the area.  Visitors may need to take a detour via Corfe Castle or past Blue Pool to get to us.  The link to check for any scheduled road closures is here 

Car Parking

There is a car park at the museum, including parking reserved for the disabled, but space is limited.  If you plan on visiting Clavell's then you may use their car park.  There is also parking at Kimmeridge Bay, which is a 15 minute walk away.


We can only let assistance dogs into the museum.

Ticket Prices

Adults £8

Children (5 – 16 years) £4

Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £20.00

Family ticket (1 Adult + 3 children)  £ 16.00

Children under 5 years – free


The entrance fee includes 12 months complimentary admission to The Etches Collection and is valid for one year from the date shown on your till receipt (which must be retained for re-admission).  You will be asked to sign and print your name on your till receipt.  Tickets are not transferable.  Proof of signature will be required in order to gain re-admission.  Conditions and exclusion dates may apply.

Gift Aid

With your permission The Etches Collection can reclaim from the government 25p in every £1 spent on admission by using GiftAid - It costs you nothing but helps us a lot.  Please refer to the GOV.UK website for further information on GIFTAID.  Your details from Gift Aid will remain confidential and will never be disclosed to third parties, other than for the sole purpose of processing your donation.



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 for download to the right of this page.



Our shop sells hot drinks and snacks.  There are picnic areas by the museum or Clavell’s café and restaurant is opposite, which offers lunch, afternoon teas and evening meals. 


Enjoy our free Wifi throughout the building.



Visitors are encouraged to take photographs throughout the collection and share them with us via Facebook or Twitter