A unique, modern museum of amazing fossils - the marine life of Jurassic Dorset. Learn about Life and Death in the Kimmeridgian Seas 157 million years ago during the age of the Dinosaurs….


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Family friendly events, pop up exhibitions, half term activities, tours of Kimmeridge Bay with Dr Steve Etches and more - check out our Events calendar!

Plan your visit


Find out how to get here, ticket prices, our Museum opening times, group concession information as well as what the beautiful village of Kimmeridge has to offer

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Our shop offers a range of Jurassic & Dinosaur themed gifts from homeware to jewellery, to unique fossils and minerals as well as The Etches Collection merchandise exclusive to our world class museum

Education and research

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We are a Centre for Excellence and Learning - find out about our latest research and scientific news or arrange an educational visit

Come on in...

We're open 10am  - 5pm
Monday - Sunday


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

01929 270000

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

Pay once and return free for a whole year!

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Weather and Tides

In Kimmeridge this week commencing 14th October 2019…
Please add 1 hour for British Summer time.

Monday: Heavy rain and moderate breeze. 15 degrees. Low tide at 11.50. High tide at 07.03 & 19.21.

Tuesday: Sunny intervals and light winds. 14 degrees. Low tide at 01.11 & 12.21. High tide at 07.36 & 19.55.

Wednesday: Strong winds and light cloud. 15 degrees. Low tide at 00.38 & 12.49. High tide at 08.02 & 20.18.

Thursday:  Light rain showers and a fresh breeze. 14 degrees. Low tide at 01.04 & 13.17. High tide at 08.17 & 20.32.

Friday: Strong winds and light rain showers. 14 degrees. Low tide at 01.32 & 13.47. High tide at 08.36 & 20.57.

Saturday: Light rain showers and a fresh breeze. 13 degrees. Low tide at 02.01 & 14.18. High tide at 09.07 & 21.35.

Sunday: Light rain showers and a gentle breeze. 13 degrees. Low tide at 02.30 & 14.53. High tide at 09.49 & 22.26.

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“Awarded Trip Advisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence”

“My class had an amazing time on our recent trip to see The Etches Collection! It's had a very positive impact on their coursework and has inspired a number of our GCSE students to take Geology A-Level.”