Thank you for visiting Seaton Jurassic

Final sign off from the Devon Wildlife Trust management team. Another problem for EDDC – Owl

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Hello,

My name is Richard and I have been managing Seaton Jurassic over the last three years.

You may be aware that earlier this year, Devon Wildlife Trust made the difficult decision to end its tenure as operator of the centre and has ceased management of the centre from today 6th of September. The unique and unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic combined with the need to undertake significant upgrades to the attraction’s exhibitions whilst concentrating resources on our 58 reserves, are at the heart of this decision. East Devon District Council, who own the building, will be undertaking maintenance of the building and also dealing with queries about the future operation of the centre in due course.

I wanted to contact you to thank you for visiting the centre and for joining us in being transported to a marine world very different to our own. The staff and volunteers at the centre have thoroughly enjoyed meeting our enthusiastic visitors, from the coach groups which delighted in the ‘Seaton Jurassic Tour & Cream Tea’ combo, to the many children who have seemingly absorbed a dinosaur encyclopaedia!

One of the main aims of the centre was to educate and inspire people in the wonders of the Jurassic Coast, and demonstrate how our world has changed and what the future holds for Devon’s wildlife. Although we have welcomed our last visitors to Seaton Jurassic, Devon Wildlife Trust has 58 nature reserves open to visitors all year round, and our Wembury Marine Centre has been engaging visitors for over 25 years. Take a look at our website to find out more.

Seaton Jurassic was certainly one of a kind and we wouldn’t have been able to welcome so many visitors without the support of our staff, volunteers and partners who supported the centre. Take a look at some of our achievements since we opened in 2016 below.

We do hope you will continue to engage your curiosity in the wonders of wildlife, past and present. Thank you once again for your support.

Richard and all the team at Seaton Jurassic 

East Devon District Council, the building owners of Seaton Jurassic, will be carrying out maintenance work and will announce plans for the site in due course. For any enquiries please contact communications@eastdevon.gov.uk

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