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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

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Address: Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
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+44 1297 443370
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This museum has a large display of fossils from the area.

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If Carlsberg did Fossil Walks then Paddy Howe is Probably the best in the world. Best every by a long way.

First of all this is not just a fossil walk. If you are considering one of the many walks then go no further than Paddy Howe's team. Paddy is the best guide we have every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
stephensoliver
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all this is not just a fossil walk. If you are considering one of the many walks then go no further than Paddy Howe's team. Paddy is the best guide we have every encountered. He should be the focus of the fossil festival here. The man is quite simply a walking encyclopaedia whether you are a novice, first... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have given 5 stars to the fossil hunting tour with Paddy Howe under fossil tours - this review is just the museum. It had a wonderful collection of fossils from the local land slips above the beach called the Undercliff. It is famous for Mary Anning who discovered the fossils first on the Jurassic coast - especially the plesiosaur... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a great morning we had fossil hunting on Lyme Regis beach. Paddy and Chris are great guides, informative, with excellent knowledge and kept the walk/hunt interesting for the whole duration. We look forward to returning to Lyme Regis and taking part in another fossil walk. But in the meantime are looking after the ichthyosaurs vertebrae we were lucky enough... More 

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DirectorLyme, Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Dear Louise, Thank you for your very kind words about Paddy and Chris - they are excellent communicators and practical scientists, and when I see them, I shall pass on your kind words. We look forward to you coming back - from July this year the museum will be open with its lovely new extension, the Mary Anning Wing. Best... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

An excellent little museum that has a great collection of local history including some good fossils. Entry is a little pricey but worth it.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We added a day on to our summer holiday on Devon specifically to visit Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. I thought that the museum had some good exhibits but it was very small and cramped and a bit pricey for what it was.

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DirectorLyme, Public Relations Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your review. I apologise that it's taken a while to get back to you. We are aware that there is a lack of space and the museum is currently closed while a new extension is built. When we reopen in late June 2017, there will be much more space for exhibits and activities. We try to... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Paddy was so interesting and engaging and made our walk both fun and educational. Even though the museum is closed through the winter for expansion, the walks continue and can easily be booked through the website or by phone. We're very glad we went and not only did Paddy indulge our extensive questions, we also came away with a number... More 

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DirectorLyme, Marketing officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to review your walk. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Carmel More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum in the summer, but the walk was booked up, so as we were down on Dorset again, we booked in advance. We knew the museum would be closed but still had to phone for advice as to where to meet - not sure the website has been updated yet despite promise to the previous reviewer. But... More 

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DirectorLyme, Marketing officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review. There's a message on the website when you book a walk saying to meet outside the museum - I do hope that helps everyone. I'm so glad you enjoyed the walk, and we look forward to seeing you again after stormier weather! Carmel More 

W. Mass.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After initial confusion because the Museum was closed and there was no indication of where to meet for fossil walk, Paddy Howe appeared and totally redeemed things. He took the time to educate us on the fossils and how to find them, and encouraged us all on our finds. He handed out all that he found to the kids on... More 

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DirectorLyme, Marketing Officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review your fossil walk experience. Your point about lack of signage will be addressed shortly when new signs go up on the hoardings outside the Museum. I have also made sure that your comment has been forwarded to our web people who will add information on where to meet to the walks... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's a bit naughty to review...however we went to lyme regis for one particular thing...it's heritage, fossils and the museum has been closed for sometime yet can't be bothered to change its website. Unfortunately now we won't be back for some time....ring before you go

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DirectorLyme, Marketing Officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review. I'm really sorry you had such a disappointing trip. There's been a temporary closure notice on the main Lyme Regis Museum website for some time now, and also on our social media channels. I'm sorry that you did not see this message before travelling, and can only give my sincere apologies... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Fossil walk was outstanding - really interesting. Got the balance between information, fun and an enjoyable walk spot on. Highly recommend. Thanks for a great afternoon

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DirectorLyme, Marketing Officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - it sounds like you had a great fossil walk experience! Best wishes, Carmel More 

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