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West Bay Discovery Centre

West Bay Discovery Centre is a unique multi-award-winning visitor attraction. The 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.

Situated on the edge of the beach in the charming fishing village of West Bay the West Bay Discovery Centre is located inside the former historic Methodist Church and tells the stories of West Bay both past and present. The spectacular scenery of West Bay was the location of the TV drama  “Broadchurch”, and the Church was even featured in the first series.

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

The centre is accessible to wheelchair and buggy users and the displays use a variety of audio and visual mediums. The accessibility guide and virtual tour gives you the opportunity to help plan your trip in advance.

Admission is free but the centre is dependent on donations from visitors to meet running costs. Visit the website to see the opening times and other information.

Where to find West Bay Discovery Centre

* Place data from Google, including opening times is correct at time of publication. We always recommend checking with the destination attraction.

West Bay Discovery Centre features in 1 of our itineraries...

A Fun Day with the Kids at West Bay

Places to visit include West Bay, West Bay Discovery Centre, Baboo Gelato, among others

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