Horn Park Quarry

To call this quarry on the Broadwindsor road out of Beaminster ‘disused’ is to do it a great disservice. Although the smallest NNR in the UK, it is an official World Reference site and, therefore, protected. Visits can be arranged through the Museum to see fossils laid down 188-175 million years ago in the Middle Jurassic period. It includes the most complete Aalenian ammonite succession currently known in England, with examples from all four zones.

To visit the Quarry please contact us in advance. Small groups or family visits are welcome but we regret that it is not possible to pop into the museum expecting a sameday visit.