What’s on

The harbour of West Bay no longer shows any visible signs of its shipbuilding past. However during the period 1769-1879 over 350 ships were built here. We will be bringing the shipyard back to life and discovering some of its secrets in this anniversary year. 

In association with Bridport Museum we are delighted to be part of the Turner in Bridport events that are taking place during the summer.

Stepping into Nature – Last Thursday of every month starting in March 2019

This is a relaxed, sociable and gentle monthly walk which is open to all, a health walk for healthy body and mind. Enjoy a gentle 40 – 60 minute walk taking in about a mile in distance around West Bay. Each month we will find new things to discover about West Bay. A great chance to make new friends and enjoy a stroll and chat…

This event is FREE as it is funded by Stepping into Nature through the Big Lottery Fund.

Dorset Architectural Heritage Open day at West Bay Discovery Centre

We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Dorset Architectural Heritage week and for one day only, we are offering access to our small mezzanine level, which enables high level views of the interior and West Bay. Disabled access to ground floor only. Our exhibition and displays on the ground floor are also worth seeing and appeal to all ages. Admission free, donations welcomed.

The Literary and Scientific Institute , which also belongs to Bridport Area Development Trust will be offering free tours on Saturday 21st September. To view the other properties that will be open visit Dorset Architectural Heritage week.

Landscapes for Life Festival – 21-29 September 2019

It’s been 60 years since almost half of Dorset became an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a ‘natural health service’ for all to enjoy. Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are inviting everyone to join in the celebrations and get some landscape in your life all the year round, not just the summer!

Our September Stepping into Nature guided walk on Thursday 26th September at 10:45 will be about Weather, Waves and West Bay. The walk is free but we can’t guarantee the weather! Please note this topic has changed and some publications may show it as being about the Second World War.

Self guided walks around West Bay

We also have various self guided walks available for sale in West Bay Discovery Centre or alternatively pick up one of our free wildlife leaflet highlighting the wildlife that can be discovered in West Bay.

We will be holding various events and exhibitions during the year and if you are interested in collaborating with us in putting on an event, please contact us .