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


Just a few of the comments from our Visitors Book, Facebook and Trip Advisor:-


Was wonderful and interactive. Would come again.”

“What an amazing place for a 1 ½ year old. He had a GREAT! time exploring and playing – really immersive, self-directed play with sensory materials and tons of options – THANK you!

“Well thought out and really interesting.”


“Great little centre with lots to entertain children “

“Very informative, volunteer-run discovery centre learning about the history and nature of this beautiful part of the country.If you are in West Bay make this a must on your list.

We popped into the museum on a day trip to West Bay. We recognised the building from Broadchurch. The museum has information about the local area, nature, shipbuilding and Broadchurch. Although it is small, there were lots of interactive displays which my daughter enjoyed. She particularly enjoyed the games such as matching the wildlife. They also sell a few local crafts and books of interest. The museum is staffed by volunteers and free to enter. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Definitely worth popping in! “

“Visited with age range from 8 to 70 and found something for everyone. Lots of interesting information. With interactive displays to keep the 8 and 13 year old interested and local information and nostalgia for us older visitors too. “

“Although it looks small from the outside, there’s quite a few things to look at inside. Ideal for families with young children. “


“Fabulous exhibition , fun, informative. Great stuff brilliant, great for young and old.”

“Brilliant use of this space very interesting and informative.”

“Fantastic display, wonderful idea loved that there are lots to play with.”

“Wonderful to see the old building put to such good use. Imaginative and informative. Loved the historic pictures of West Bay and the videos.”

“Very interesting history of West Bay and West Dorset. They have done a good job. well done!”

“What an amazing place to enjoy as children and adults. Well thought out, thank you.”

“Very interesting and great ‘hands-on’ for children. Amazing stories from residents of the area too, very enjoyable.”

“Good interactive display for children. Really interesting and informative, brilliantly laid out.”

“Lovely centre of local interest and good to see chapel put to such good use.”

“Amazing look at the past, staff very welcoming and friendly.”

Come and visit us and see for yourself!