Whats On during May Half Term at The Etches Collection

All Week -   Fossil Mould Painting.  Paint your very own ammonite, T-Rex or Dippy the Dinosaur! £5.

Saturday 19th May at 3pm and Wednesday 30th May at 12.30pm  BAY TOUR WITH STEVE ETCHES. Take a special tour with fossil collector Steve Etches and learn more about Kimmeridge and the Jurassic Seas 

26th May - 3rd June  Tom Walker - Artist, exhibits his beautiful artwork, elemental pastel images, all inspired by Kimmeridge and our fossil collection.  Tom will also be creating new images whilst he is onsite with us.  Find out more about Tom at

Other Activities on at the Museum: 

Excavation Pit, Monster Checklists - how many Jurassic reptiles can you see in our CGI imagery, childrens Fossil Workbooks, Dino Colouring & Jurassic Art Competition, Activity Sheets, our new DINO CORNER with Dino toys, dress up, books and more, Lucky Dip. Take a closer look at our handling collection using our FOUR state of the art microscopes!.


Kimmeridge Bay Tours - May Dates 

Come and spend a couple of hours in the company of the universally acclaimed fossil collector, Steve Etches.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance from the admission desk either in person or by phone 01929 270000.


Adult £15.00

*Child (5-16 years) £8.00    

*All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Please note these trips are not suitable for buggies or wheelchairset 

The following dates are currently available (weather permitting). Bay tour 

tickets do not include entrance to the museum gallery.

Saturday 19th May at 3.00pm

Wednesday 30th May at 12.30pm

For further information please call 01929 270 000

or email