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

Architecture in West Bay

When discussing the southern end of Pier Terrace, we often hear mutterings of “ugly”, “no building regs then, of course”, and “shame”. It’s certainly true that the actions of the crazy lad who set fire to numbers 9 and 10 in February 1929 changed the by then 44-year-old Pryor designed Read more…

Shipbuilding in West Bay

Our shipbuilding exhibition is running until the end of October. The importance of Bridport Harbour’s shipbuilding industry has surprised visitors, who didn’t realise the scale of the operation up until 1879 when the last ship was launched. Of course, the weather and waves have little respect for exceptional craftsmanship and Read more…

Crabbing in West Bay

For decades families have been crabbing around the harbour. Recently there have been so many folk in search of the local crustaceans that getting around some parts of the harbour has proved quite challenging! Many of our visitors aren’t familiar with the coast or the needs of the animals that Read more…

August 2018 -our first month open

What an amazing month we have had since we opened! We welcomed 3,880 visitors through the doors which exceeded our expectations. We have also received some very positive feedback verbally and in our visitors book! We thought we would share some of these comments with you. “Fabulous exhibition , fun, informative. Read more…

Discovery Manager

“A treasure trove of West Bay stories and information and a base for exploration and adventure”… Have you got what it takes to breathe life into our vision for the brand new West Bay Discovery Centre? We’re looking for a well-organised, creative and enthusiastic person to join us to run Read more…