All Accessible - Tailored Visits for Groups

The Etches Collection welcomes and encourages group visits from all demographics. We are able to cater to your requirements, the museum has a dedicated parking space for a coach, we can arrange refreshments for your visit and we can also tie in visits to Kimmeridge Bay or arrange a tour of the museum with Steve Etches himself. Your visit can be uniquely tailored to your specific requirements. We are ‘Dementia Friendly’ and as a fully accessible museum are able to ensure all visitor needs are met, we have a museum guide fully conversant in sign language and for our International visitors, we are able to provide a guide to the museum in French and German. (Note - Coaches and minibuses with over a 12 seat capacity are prohibited from certain minor roads within the Purbeck district, unless in possession of a permit from Dorset County Council.  To apply for a coach permit, for which there is no cost, please follow this link .  Applications must be made at least 10 working days prior to the date of travel.)

The museum has received group visits from all over the world, from local Geological and Palaeontological societies to visiting cruise ships, coach tours, international visitors and more. We have even catered for visitors flying in by helicoptor! Please see some of the feedback below that we have received:-

“Steve Etches gave us a tour, his enthusiasm and enormous knowledge was infectious. The collection of beautiful fossils are displayed artistically and it makes a great visit. This is really a unique museum”

“We had a fantastic day and we enjoyed our visit to The Etches Collection, a lovely place to have such a fantastic display”

Special concessions on entrance tickets are available for groups of 10 or more - contact us to find out more information!

Free WiFi is available throughout the building for all Etches Collection visitors