Whats On during February Half Term at The Etches Collection

Tuesday 13th February

Creative Clay Workshop Open session 10:30am-1:00pm

For children of all ages - make your own unique dinosaurs & ammonites at the fossil museum.

£7.50 per child


Wednesday 14th February

Volunteer Open Day - find out more about becoming a volunteer at The Etches Collection, chat to 

current volunteers, how they contribute to the museum, roles available and how to apply.

11am - 2pm


Thursday 15th February at 12:00noon

Bay tour with Steve Etches

Fossil fun for all the family, come and discover the amazing fossils in the bay with a real fossil collector!

£15 per adult/£8 per child/ £38 family (2+2) (see below for more details on how to book)


Friday 16th February

#Fossil Friday

Bring your own fossils to the museum for identification by our experts and examine in close up using

our hi-tech microscope.

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, Museum Mystery Hunt- solve the clues to claim your prize, Fossil mould painting, Lucky Dip,

Take a closer look at our handling collection under the microscope.


We are Recruiting!!!

The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in Kimmeridge Dorset is looking for Front of House Staff on a zero hours contract basis (variable hours available with immediate start some weekend working required).

As a front of house staff you will be putting your excellent people skills to the best possible use. You will be selling admission tickets and retail merchandise, promoting membership and gift aid and most importantly you will be welcoming our visitors warmly.

Experience in customer service and sales would be an advantage but more importantly you’ll love working with people of all ages, have bags of enthusiasm, and will always strive to make a good impression. 

You will need to be practical and hands-on with excellent communication skills and to be comfortable working as part of a team. Cash handling skills are also required.  Salary is per hour and is set at the current government living wage.

How to Apply

A full job description and application form is available for the role to the right hand side of this page.  Please complete and send with your CV to


Kimmeridge Bay Tours - January and February 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.

Hot drink and biscuits included upon your return to the museum.


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.

Wednesday 31st January - 12.00pm

Sunday 4th February - 2pm

Thursday 15th February - 12pm 

For further information please call 01929 270 000

or email