View of the main gallery in The Etches Collection
in the workshop at The Etches Collection
The Etches Collection (formerly known as the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life ) is a  fossil museum in the village of Kimmeridge, Purbeck, Dorset, England. It is based on the lifetime collection of  Steve Etches from the local area on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, especially around Kimmeridge Bay and the Kimmeridge Ledges.
The museum building was opened in 2016 at a cost of £5 million to house a collection of over 2,000 fossil specimens.
Steve Etches had been collecting for over 30 years prior to the museum opening, and in this time he has amassed an important collection of fossils that form the basis of the collection.  The collection includes examples of  ammonite eggs. The museum is considered world-class. 
The museum uses
social media such as Facebook and  Twitter.
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"The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life". Kennedy O'Callagahan Architects . Retrieved . 22 August 2017
"The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life". TripAdvisor . Retrieved . 22 August 2017
Williams, Matt (February 2017). "The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge, Dorset". . Museums Journal 117 (2). UK: Museums Association. pp. 52–55.
"New museum at Kimmeridge for Etches Collection of fossils". . UK: BBC News BBC. 21 October 2016 . Retrieved . 22 August 2017
Shaw, Alice (12 August 2016). "Amateur fossil hunter who spent 30 years amassing 2,000 specimens wins grant to build £5m Jurassic Coast museum". . UK Daily Telegraph . Retrieved . 22 August 2017
Etches, Steve; Clarke, Jane; Callomon, John (October 2008). "Ammonite eggs and ammonitellae from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Dorset, England". . Lethaia 42 (2): 204–217. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2008.00133.x.
"Fossil fever: exploring Dorset's Jurassic Coast with Steve Etches". . UK. 4 November 2016 The Guardian . Retrieved . 22 August 2017
The Etches Collection on Facebook.
The Etches Collection on Twitter .
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Coordinates: 50°37′07″N 2°07′09″W / 50.6185°N 2.1193°W