West Bay Discovery Centre

Posted: Monday, 05th October 2020 1:29 pm


West Bay Discovery Centre is a treasure trove of West Bay stories, activities and information. It is housed in the former West Bay Methodist Chapel, which dates from 1849.

The Centre's contents span West Bay from geological history to present day and include the hidden history of shipbuilding in West Bay or Bridport harbour as it then was, commercial fishing and a light-hearted look at the development of tourism. There is something to interest all ages including short films, oral history, things to touch and interactive games for children and adults. The Centre also has a small shop where you can buy products that are locally produced, some of them unique to the Centre.

The Centre also features changing exhibitions on a range of topics and to national and local commemorate events. Admission is free, but the Centre welcomes donations to cover its running costs. It is owned and run by Bridport Area Development Trust, a local charity.


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