Seaton Jurassic passes 20,000 visitor mark

Seaton Jurassic has passed the 20,000 visitor mark. Credit: Matt Austin

Seaton Jurassic has passed the 20,000 visitor mark. Credit: Matt Austin - Credit: Archant

Seaton’s newest tourist attraction has proven popular with the visitors attracting 20,000 people since it opened.

Seaton Jurassic has amassed a huge following from visitors across the UK since it opened its doors in April this year.

With its range of displays and interactive exhibits it has proven a hit with families.

Seaton Jurassic’s manager Mike Ruiter said: “We had a very special guest, HRH the Princess Royal, join us for our opening and since then we haven’t looked back. We’ve now welcomed more than 20,000 visitors through our doors.

“The reactions and feedback from people have been wonderful. People seem to be really enjoying Seaton Jurassic, its exhibition galleries, gardens, shop and café.”

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The attraction is owned by East Devon District Council (EDDC) and operated by the charity Devon Wildlife Trust.

Leader of the council, councillor Paul Diviani, said: “I am delighted at the public’s response to Seaton Jurassic and it is immensely rewarding to see the enjoyment they are getting out of this unique visitor attraction.

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“But most importantly, the success of Seaton Jurassic will contribute hugely to the regeneration of Seaton itself, both inwardly through the local community and by attracting businesses to invest in the town. With its spectacular Jurassic Coast setting and wonderful natural assets, Seaton has an exciting future ahead.”

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