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Situated on the edge of the beach in the charming fishing village of West Bay the award-winning 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. 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.

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West Bay Discovery Centre
The Chapel on the Beach
West Bay
DT64EN West Bay

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Nature & Natural History

Topics

Local Maritime Children Religion Geology Industrial heritage Railway

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 04:00 pm

Notes

Bank Holiday Mondays we are open 11:00 -16:00

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Admission

Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.

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Facilities


  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly

  • Credit card

Location

The Chapel on the Beach, West Bay, England

Exhibitions

Current

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Turning The Tide
31Oct

Turning The Tide

Discover the history of plastic and the problem with single-use plastics. Learn how you can help in the fight to reduce microplastics in our oceans. Exhibition running from 18th May - 31st October....

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