The Etches Collection

“I usually fossil hunt alone. I’ve always been a solitary guy. There’s a sense of being connected with deep time.”

— Steve Etches

It was long thought that the local Kimmeridgian clays yielded little in terms of well-preserved fossils. A belief that was transformed by the amazing discoveries of Steve Etches, a local fossil collector and expert who over the last 30 years has discovered, collected and researched over 2000 incredible late Jurassic Kimmeridgian specimens.

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

The Etches Collection is borne from over three decades of discovery and diligent research – one man’s passion and 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.

Echo loved every minute of working with the team in Kimmeridge, helping to artwork, produce and install graphics throughout the museum.  We highly recommend a visit to this outstanding and one-of-a-kind museum.