We are reopening!
West Bay Discovery Centre will be reopening on Tuesday 18th May 2021 in line with the Government’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back through our doors.
The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community is of utmost importance to us and we will continue to closely review the advice from the Government and Public Health England around the COVID-19 situation.
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Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back!
An award winning visitor centre
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.
The Discovery Centre provides an insight to West Bay and the Jurassic Coast, revealing its hidden history, local stories and offering fascinating facts about the natural environment.
We use interactive experiences to make learning about West Bay fun for all ages. Our challenge to visitors is to make your own discoveries, then come back and share them with us. We offer changing themed exhibitions and aim to provide the latest local information. A programme of talks, guided walks, and events are also on offer.
We also have a small gift area and are proud to offer products from local producers. We are a charity and admission is free, but to do this we depend on donations from our visitors to meet our running costs.
We’ were delighted to be awarded the Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark. This confirms that we have followed the published government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing at all times.
Please view our Know before you go Covid -19 precautions Video and information.