West Bay Discovery Centre, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EN.

West Bay Discovery Centre is now temporarily closed until February 2021!

We will be closed over Winter and re-opening again for February half-term next year which we will kick off with our next exhibition on plastics called ‘Turning the Tide’. 

West Bay Discovery Centre

What we have to offer…

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.                                                                                                

The Discovery Centre provides up to date information on what’s on in West Bay and Bridport. We also have a small gift area and are proud to offer products from local producers.

Admission is free but we depend on donations from our visitors to meet our running costs.


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