We are extremely proud and excited to announce that the Etches Collection is now an Accredited Museum! We received our award from the Arts Council of England last week. Big thanks goes out to our amazing team for working so hard in achieving this prestigious status - this now means that we are officially recognised for all that we do to conserve, develop and expand our amazing and unique fossil collection for future generations.
We were thrilled when local actor David Oakes wanted to pop down and interview Steve for his new venture, ‘Trees A Crowd’, a website dedicated to podcasts with inspirational people that have an affinity with or have spent their lives working with and amongst the natural world.
Its a fantastic interview - to listen to the podcast please follow the link here.
Steve Etches and the Etches Collection museum recently hosted a visit from the BNNVARA 3 Op Reis travel programme based in The Netherlands. Chris, the host wanted to find out more about the beautiful Jurassic Coast and Kimmeridge’s place in Deep Time. Steve, with his usual dry wit, humour and charm, talks to Chris about his passion for collecting, the amazing fossil specimens at the museum and the importance of The Kimmeridge Clay and the incredible ancient creatures that his discoveries have revealed.
Huge congratulations to our office administration assistant Melanie Welsh who fought off fierce competition to win the Weymouth College ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award 2019 for Business and Administration. We are so proud of you, Mel!
Be sure to pop in and see our brand new Plesiosaur exhibit - a specimen of Colymbosaurus Sp, this amazing fossil skeleton is the only one to have its lower jaw and teeth preserved. Kindly donated to us, Steve Etches has been busy cleaning the specimen and preparing it for display over the past few months. See it in our main exhibition gallery….
Huge thanks to Henk Kombrink for this wonderful North Sea Core which is a fabulous addition to our Wolfson Educational Classroom. Be sure to come and take a look when you visit The Etches Collection!