Receive a complimentary visit
to the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
ONLY when you book directly with us

Only when you book direct with Springfield Country Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, website or by telephone, will you be entitled to this offer.

Room & Breakfast rates from £128.00 per night for 2 guests.

Book two consecutive nights you will be entitled to two free adult/senior citizen tickets.

Please see our tariff for upgrading to Superior or Executive Bedrooms.

Terms include: your chosen room, full English breakfast, Leisure Club & Spa

FREE Wi-Fi & Car Parking and Free Tickets to The Etches Collection

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, unless explicitly mentioned or stated by The Springfield Country Hotel and its representatives. The Springfield Country Hotel has the right to remove, refuse or make void this offer at any given time.

Offer excludes Bank Holiday weekends.

Steve Etches

One Man’s Passion

It was long thought that the local Kimmeridgian clays had little to yield by way of evidence via well-preserved fossils. A belief that was changed by the amazing discoveries of Steve Etches, local to Kimmeridge, fossil collector and expert who over the last 30 years, has discovered, collected and researched over 2000 incredible late Jurassic Kimmeridgian specimens.

An achievement that has resulted in a collection of the most extensive and finest fossil specimens ever found in the Kimmeridgian Clay Formation.

The Etches Collection is the result of one man’s passion. Over 30 years of discovery and diligent research, dogged determination not just to find and collect specimens, but also to bring to life the amazing stories of the creatures that existed in the Kimmeridgian age.

A brand new immersive museum

Visitors will enter the Exhibition Gallery and experience a laboratory of the senses as they are taken on an immersive journey through life underwater 150 million years ago. Created by the gallery ceiling as if it were an underwater, glass roofed vessel from which visitors view the surrounding water world delivered by CGI projection.

The space will be transformed into an aquarium of the past in the blink of an eye, it will change from a scene of tranquillity and beauty to raw, primal violence and a fight for survival. Objects that once seemed static will be brought to life and represented as if they were modern day animals.

Directly beneath the ceiling, The Etches Collection is showcased in illuminated cabinets, the fossil specimens that are the evidence of the stories of that deep time, bringing to the fore what is being shown above in the underwater world. The end of an age brought to life then death. Each fossil specimen is carefully presented and interpreted to bring to life their individual stories. Visitors will leave the museum recognising that the fossils are tangible evidence of living beings and that there are a wealth of untold stories to explore and discover as well as a lot to be learnt from this former life on earth.

Springfield Country Hotel  have purchased tickets from The Etches Collection to give to hotel guests – additional tickets cannot be purchased from anywhere other than The Etches Collection

For all enquires regarding this offer please tel 01929 552177 or email [email protected]

Images © The Etches Collection