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West Bay Discovery Centre

Situated on the edge of the beach in the charming fishing village of West Bay the new West Bay Discovery Centre is located inside the former historic Methodist Church and tells the stories of West Bay both past and present. The spectacular scenery of West Bay was the location of the TV drama “Broadchurch” and the Church was even featured in the first series.

We aim to offer something for all ages and interests from. Our interactive displays cover many aspects of West Bay’s heritage. They include the former shipbuilding industry, commercial fishing, the development of tourism and the surrounding environment of the Jurassic Coast.

Children and families love West Bay Discovery Centre, especially our hands-on activities. We love seeing our visitors playing: they can shelter boats from a storm, build a cliff and identify West Bay’s fishing catch or our local wildlife and feel in the “hidey-hole” for creatures from the sea.
Admission free - Donations welcomed.
Summer opening - We are working hard behind the scenes and have detailed plans in place to provide a safe and fun place to visit. We will reopen when we feel it is reasonably safe to do so - hopefully, this won’t be more than a few weeks away.
Chapel on the Beach WEST BAY Dorset DT6 4EN
Contact telephone: 01308 427288 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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