Jurassic Coast centre could bring 60,000 visitors a year

10:00 15 March 2016

The new Seaton Jurassic centre. Ref mha 11-16SH 7475. Picture: Simon Horn

The new Seaton Jurassic centre. Ref mha 11-16SH 7475. Picture: Simon Horn

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Seaton’s new £4million tourist attraction set to open on Easter Saturday

Seaton’s £4million Jurassic Coast centre, which opens later this month, is expected to attract more than 60,000 visitors a year.

The much-anticipated tourist attraction, owned by East Devon District Council (EDDC), which put more than £1.9million into the exciting project, opens its doors to the public on Easter Saturday.

The centre will be operated by Devon Wildlife Trust.

The attraction promises to be a unique experience as it takes people on an interactive journey back 250 million years to when life on the Jurassic Coast looked very different.

Along the way, visitors can take flight on the centre’s very own time-ship, get to experience life in a local rockpool, meet a time-travelling ghost and witness the evolution of life on Earth.

Paul Diviani, leader of EDDC, said that the centre would bring huge benefits for Seaton and would be a catalyst for the further regeneration in the town.

A spokesman for Seaton Town Council added: “We are delighted that this long-anticipated centre has now come to fruition. The council has supported the project over many years, believing it will bring significant benefits to the town through increased visitors, providing new opportunities for local businesses and boosting the local economy.

“It will provide a first-class facility to promote, educate and celebrate the superb natural environment of the area and the council is proud to have been part of such a wonderful project.”

To find out more about Seaton Jurassic, visit www.seatonjurassic.org

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