Etches Museum, Kimmeridge

Verwood u3a Travel Group were the first out of every u3a in the country to visit Etches Museum in Kemmeridge.

A trip was organised by Sylvia and Sue, Verwood u3a Travel Group Leaders, as a follow up field trip for the Geology Group that ran during the Winter Term 2023.
The Etches Museum is the ‘Jewel’ in the crown of the World Heritage UNESCO Jurassic Coast, The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life situated in the village of Kimmeridge, Dorset.

The group was privileged to view Attenborough’s Giant Sea Monster and a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all. Read below what some of the group had to say about the trip.

“I thought that the visit we had to the Etches Museum was very enjoyable and informative.  Considering that we were the first U3A Group to receive the ‘Tour Presentation’ based upon an adapted version of the presentation used for schools the afternoon went very well. The guide and presenters were first class and their enthusiasm, passion and desire to communicate added significantly to the overall experience. It was great to meet Steve Etches and have the opportunity to participate in a ‘Question and Answer’ session with him.”

Tony Harris


“Thank you for a super outing. Really enjoyed the visit to the museum”

Pat Wykes


“Thank you for all you do Sue. I had a lovely day and seeing a TV programme has no comparison to seeing it in the flesh! Talking to other people is inspiring them to visit it which supports the museum.”

Anita Rigler

Some photographs taken by our members