Bridport is a pretty market town located in the beautiful county of Dorset in Southern England.
The town is located near the coast at the western end of Chesil Beach, therefore is an excellent site for those wanting to explore the Jurassic Coast, due to the clay cliffs in the area being abundant with fossils from a range of different periods. The beaches are largely shingle, but are still enjoyable during the summer for peaceful walks and fun games. Bridport is also home to an arts centre, cinema, library and museum, meaning there is no shortage of things to do.
The museum itself holds an extensive exhibition relating to the town’s rich and fascinating history into rope making, as well as a range of different local history. Bridport also enjoys a reputation of being a Beacon Town in the promotion of high quality local food and hosts a farmers market regularly.
Bridport Museum, The Coach House, Gundry lane, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3RJ (01308) 458703
Bridport Museum hides behind a 16th Century façade that was once called, “The Old Castle”.
Exhibitions include articles relevant to local history; textile displays; an aviary and underwater fossil display. Entry to the museum is free.