Whats On Over the October Half Term at The Etches Collection

This autumn we have lots of on-site SPOOKTASTIC activities for everyone!

Celebrate our Birthday with our 1st year of opening on Saturday 21st October - free cupcakes for the kids and Etches Collection car stickers for the grown ups! (limited availability)

Bay Tour with Steve Etches on Monday 23rd October at 1.30pm, contact us on 01929 270000 to reserve your place.

Thursday 26th October - AMAZING Childrens CLAYMATION animation workshop and screening of the film ICE AGE 5 here at the museum!!  Tickets bookable via the Rex and Purbeck Film Festival, see below for more details.



Halloween fun weekend Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October - children who complete our museum quiz and treasure hunt will win a prize....but will it be a trick or a treat??

Every Friday we will have FOSSIL FRIDAY- Bring the best of your own fossils in to the museum, take a look under our high powered microscope and ask our team to identify your finds!


We also have the following daily…

Fossil mould painting

Make your own HALLOWEEN Dinosaur Pumpkin and enter our competition for a fab prize!

Fossil lucky dip

Other Activities on at the Museum throughout the Holidays 
Excavation Pit, Monster Checklists - how many Jurassic reptiles can you see in our CGI imagery, childrens Fossil Workbooks, Dino Colouring, Activity Sheets, our new DINO CORNER with Dino toys, dress up, books and more!! 


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 dates for October & November:


Sunday 8th October – 13:30pm - SOLD OUT!!

Tuesday 17th October – 10:30am

Monday 23rd October – 13:30pm


Thursday 2nd November- 10:30am

Thursday 9th November - 15:00pm

Sunday 19th November – 12:30pm

Monday 22nd November – 13:30pm 

For further information please call 01929 270 000

or email rachael.harris@theetchescollection.org