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

Exhibitions & Events

At West Bay Discovery Centre we have both permanent and temporary free exhibitions for you to enjoy. Our pop up exhibitions are popular and are changed on a regular basis, so the Centre is a place that you can visit time and again.

Pop up Exhibition ‘West Bay in the War’

Bridport and West Bay like all towns was hugely affected by the impact of the Second World War, both from a civilian and military perspective.

In this exhibition we aim to highlight some events that took place here which played an important role in achieving eventual peace in Europe in 1945.

Poster advertising West Bay in the War Exhibition

Permanent Exhibition

Our permanent exhibition will introduce you to the history, geology and nature of West Bay. Get hands on with our interactive displays and audio-visual displays; and admire the artwork created by our young visitors. The aim of the exhibition is to transform how people discover and explore the natural and cultural heritage of the landscape. It will ignite your curiosity and encourage to explore West Bay in new ways.

Other Events

Talk: ‘A photographers journey around the stunning South West Coast Path’

Poster showing an image of Durdle Door to promote a talk by photographer Gary Holpin about his journey along the South West Coast Path.

This popular talk by Gary Holpin is based around his experience of walking all 630 miles of the amazing South West Coast Path, and how this eventually led him to become a photographer, in order to better capture the beauty of our coastline. The talk is a mixture of stories about walking the path, about some of the places that we visit along the way, and the story behind how some of the photos were taken. It is illustrated throughout with many of my best photos of the beautiful South West Coast Path, as well as video kindly provided by the South West Coast Path Association.

Tickets for all our talks are available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre telephone 01308 424901 priced £6. Booking in advance is ESSENTIAL as our talks are very popular and usually sell out.