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

West Bay Discovery Centre is now open!

We’re delighted to be awarded the Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark. This verifies that we meet the Government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that we have all the required health and safety processes in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

The health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers are always our number one priority. To keep everyone safe, we’ve introduced a number of additional hygiene and safety measures, which you’ll see in place when you next visit:

  • Providing anti-bacterial hand-gel as you enter the Centre.
  • Track and Trace (your details will be deleted after 21 days.
  • The wearing of masks is required inside the building.
  • A one-way route through the building.
  • Clear physical distance marking on the floor inside the Centre.
  • Limiting the number of people allowed inside the Centre.
  • Frequent cleaning of touchpoints throughout the Centre
  • Contactless payments where possible

Please be patient with us as we adapt to these new ways of working and help us by following our guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Thank you – we look forward to your visit.

Re-opening West Bay Discovery Centre after COVID-19

If you have any symptoms do not visit

Should you start displaying any of the symptoms of COVID-19 please refrain from visiting

  • A high temperature
  • A new persistent cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are changing :

We will now be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 11 am-1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm

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.

       

What's on

Great news we are pleased to announce that we have reopened! We look forward to welcoming you to West Bay Discovery Centre! The health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers are always our number one priority. To keep everyone safe, we’ve introduced a number of additional hygiene and safety measures, which you’ll see in place when you next visit.

Exhibition -Down the Track

July - October 2020

We are marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the passenger service to West Bay by looking back to a time when the railway ran between Bridport and West Bay. Admission free, donations welcomed.

Latest Blog Posts

Our blog explores the stories of people and wildlife who have visited or made West Bay their home over centuries.