Tickets - Tour of Kimmeridge Bay

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You are booking a Kimmeridge Bay Tour ticket for Sunday 19th February 12:30pm

Join the world-renowned fossil collector and palaeontologist Dr. Steve Etches, MBE on a tour that will take you back 157 million years into the past, where Kimmeridge Bay was once a tropical sea filled with the marine reptiles that now make up the fossil collection in our museum today. A tour of the bay usually takes around 2 hours. 

Adults £17.50, Children 5-16 £8.75.  No under 5's due to the health and safety requirements of the tour.

The tours will only run when we achieve bookings of over 10 people.  Maximum numbers of 25. All attendees must complete a Liability Release Waiver Form in advance or on the day of the tour, read and be familiar with the below safety briefing. Please ensure that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the tour so that you have sufficient time to sign the waivers, familiarise yourselves with the safety briefing and collect your PPE (hard hat and high vis vest).

You will receive a confirmation email which will be your ticket which you can either print or show on the day of the tour.  A copy of the liability waver form will also be sent - you have the option of sending the waiver form in advance (send to info@theetchescollection.org) or you may bring it in on the day.

 *All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult on a Bay Tour

Please note these trips are not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

Bay tour tickets do not include entrance to the museum gallery, dogs are not permitted on the tours. If the weather is particularly stormy, the tour may be cancelled and you may opt for either a refund or rebook a tour on a future date. Tickets are otherwise non-refundable but you may re-arrange onto another future tour if you provide us with 48 hours notice.

Safety Briefing

BAY TOURS

This trip is intended to be enjoyable and educational, but if it any point you feel uncomfortable, please let any of the museum staff know. Do not leave the group without informing us or go off alone.

  • You attend the tour AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Please do not attend the tour if you have any COVID symptoms. If you test positive on the day of the tour you may rebook for a future date.
  • Do not go below the cliff faces, they are unstable, large blocks and showers of stone fall down regularly. You will be given a hard hat, please wear it at all times.
  • The rocks in the bay are very slippery when wet, any rocks that look greenish or are covered in a fine layer of weed are especially treacherous and you will slip or fall so try to avoid them. Please make sure you have appropriate footwear on now.
  • The field trips are chosen for low tide times, however always be aware of the incoming tide and do not lag behind the group.
  • Please stay together and do not wander off on your own, those responsible for a child or young person it is your responsibility to keep them with you. Please could you all wear your high-vis vests at all times.
  • Mobile telephone signal in the bay is poor to non-existent, we have radios with us so that we can contact the museum if we need to. These only work in the bay not around the corners so stay in this area. There are also radios available in the Ranger Hut at the Eastern end of the bay when open.
  • Due to the nature of the environment, there inherent risks, so please follow any instructions given for your own safety.
  • Please let us know of any relevant medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate.