1. South West
  2. Dorset
  3. Bridport

Attraction Information

West Bay Discovery Centre is a unique multi-award winning attraction that has something for all interests and ages.

Discover a treasure trove of stories, activities, and ideas - explore the area’s hidden history, learn about the Jurassic Coast and uncover fascinating facts about wildlife. Our hands-on interactive activities are fun for families and popular with all ages. This free visitor centre is perfect for families especially on rainy days. The Centre is a great place to learn about West Bay.

Special events are on offer throughout the year including seasonal pop-up exhibitions, talks and guided walks in the summer. We run additional activities for children during school holidays check our website for details.

The centre is accessible to and wheelchair and buggy users and our displays use a variety of audio and visual mediums. Our accessibility guide and virtual tour gives you the opportunity to help plan your trip in advance.
Parking/Public Transport
Car Directions to West Bay
(If using sat nav, our postcode is DT6 4EN)

If you are coming by car take the A35 towards Bridport.

From Dorchester heading west towards Bridport at 1st roundabout take the 1st exit and at 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit into West Bay.
From Axminster heading east towards Bridport at the first roundabout take the 4th exit into West Bay.

There are various car parks in West Bay. The Discovery Centre is located next to the Bridport Arms Car park, however all car parks in West Bay are within a five minute walk from the Centre and various charges apply.
First Group run two main routes serving Bridport and West Bay. The X51 runs between Dorchester South and Axminster train stations, serving Bridport town centre, at least once every hour. The X53 runs between Weymouth and Axminster train station, along the stunning B3157 Coast Road, serving both Bridport and West Bay.
Suggested Time
Up to one hour
Ticket Options
No tickets needed
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Opening Times

Monday: Only on Bank Holidays

Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:00

Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:00

Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00

Friday: 11:00 - 16:00

Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00

Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00

Seasonal Hours: 1st November - 31st March Please view our website for winter opening hours.

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Pricing & Tickets

Free, donations welcomed.

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FAQs

Yes, there is parking nearby.

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Contact Details

West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN, UK
bridport
Dorset
DT6 4EN
England

Tel: 1308427288

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