A coastal heritage centre has rewarded the 100,000th visitor of 2023 through its door.

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre saw good visitor numbers over the half term break despite the weather and welcomed visitor number 100,000.

Myles received an ammonite as a gift to take home after it was established that he was the 100,000th visitor this year.

More visitors are expected within the last months of the year as the centre will host its Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 18 between 10am and 5pm.

The centre will host its second Friends’ lecture on Wednesday, November 22 at 7pm in the Charmouth village hall.

Patron Danielle Shreve will give a talk titled, ‘Life on the Edge: Mammals of the last Ice Age in South West England.’ Entry is free to friends of the centre. Donations are welcome for members of the public looking to attend.

A ‘Christmas Beach Clean’ will also take place on Saturday, November 25 between 1pm and 2pm. Equipment will be provided but people are being asked to bring gloves.

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays between 10.30am to 4pm with last entry from 3.45pm. Takeaway only beverages are available from the coffee machine.