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Museum of Jurassic Marine Life - The Etches Collection


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Telephone:+44 01929 270000

The Etches Collection - Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per ticket
(1 Adult + 3 children)£16.00 per ticket
(2 adults + 2 children)£20.00 per ticket
(5 – 16 years)£4.00 per ticket
(under 5 years)Free

SPECIAL CONCESSIONS:- If you are a group, school, carer, educational institution or university please contact us at or call 01929 270000 for discounted entrance tickets and details on a educational package to support your visit.

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 including family/child tickets. Proof of signature will be required in order to gain re-admission. Conditions and exclusion dates may apply. For our refund and complaints policies, please see the attached documents.

Our Ticket Price…..

The Etches Collection exists due to the generous funding provided to enable the creation and build of the museum from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other trusts and donors. We are not funded or supported in any way by the government or other bodies when it comes to our day to day running and in order to maintain and sustain the fossil collection for future generations, we rely heavily on the income generated from our ticket sales, events and room hire. All of our revenue is reinvested back into the museum to enhance and grow the displays within the collection as well as conserve specimens for the long term future and to expand on the visitor experience for all of those that come and visit us at The Etches Collection. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in visiting us.

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.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • 256andyf
    Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th August 2019
    Great museum with fascinating displays in a very impressive purpose built building. The main exhibit with video screens makes it feel like you are in an aquarium complete with Jurassic wildlife... Read full review
    Blackpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very informative
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th August 2019
    Visited due to 2 kids interested in fossils and dinosaurs. Left the place with 3 adults much more interested than before we went in. Met Steve, lovely man, please visit and support his work. So much... Read full review
  • annacrowther
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely story behind this museum but felt overpriced
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th August 2019
    Visited this museum today as we loved the story behind it and the kids were desperate to see some fossils. The fossils were well organised but essentially in one room only. The childrens educational... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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 Restaurant.

It's 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 The Blue Pool to get to us. The weblink to check for any scheduled road closures is:

Public Transport Directions

Journey planning: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Free car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • Open All Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - French museum guide
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Opening Times

2019 Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* We are open every day 10am to 5pm except when we are closed at Christmas on the 24th, 25th, and 26th December (please check website).
If you are a group, school, educational institution or university please contact us for discounted entrance tickets and details on a educational package
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).

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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