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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Amazing Fossil Walk!

Thought we'd take in a fossil walk as we know nothing of fossils or how to find them...and no it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ustwo3
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Good explanations and great exhibits

When you are interested in some history and fossils and the story of Mary Anning, this is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
huys25
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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"A delightful and remarkable museum, a gem" - Sir David Attenborough. Extended in 2017, discover 185 million years of history at this charming and friendly museum with stunning views of Lyme Bay. Families are very welcome - it's free for children to visit and there is plenty to keep them busy in the new interactive geology gallery and learning centre. There are fossils galore, and you can combine your visit with a fossil walk to really make the most of your day out. Inside you will find a wonderful interior and displays that tell fascinating stories about fossil collecting and geology on the Jurassic Coast, and the personalities who played a key part such as renowned fossilist Mary Anning. You will also find displays about the artists and writers inspired by Lyme including John Fowles and Jane Austen along with the story of the famous Cobb, the Civil War and every aspect of the town's rich history. Please check website for seasonal opening times and for entry prices.
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  • Average5%
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Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
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+44 1297 443370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we'd take in a fossil walk as we know nothing of fossils or how to find them...and no it's not about looking down as you walk! Not unless you have a trained eye! As 2 50 somethings we were fascinated and came home with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are interested in some history and fossils and the story of Mary Anning, this is the place. Several exhibits and reconstructions or copies of the famous ichtyosaurus.are on display. A 3D model you can open by hand is available of the coastal structure....More

Thank huys25
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum has a fascinating insight to the history of Lyme Regis that has more history then most provincial towns in the UK thanks to being a major trading port also. The real fun for the little ones is going on a guided Fossil hunt...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing museum ! A beautiful building with a very clever approach to display techniques. Go and support it as it's recently had a government grant stopped and needs all the help it can get. With the great Sir David Attenborough as it's chief...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Reasonably priced museum with good range of topics . Well set out and an enthusiast could spend a whole day there. Topics range from the Jurassic to immediate post war railways. Accessible items available from draws under main exhibits. well worth a visit. Not a...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended - this is the one that you have to go to. Lots of history about the town, sea life, fossils and even local railway. Fascinating time and well worth it.

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Lovely local museum. Good mix of history, geology and fossils. Some nice interactive elements for younger children. They had a special event with an aminator doing workshop with kids. This was really great. Matt had a good way with kids and was an interesting half...More

Thank Froggle13
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The building alone is quite fascinating, early 20th Century and built on the site of the home of pioneer fossil hunter Mary Anning. There's a great deal to see, whilst there is an emphasis on fossils and geology, there's a lot of material associated with...More

Thank Wheresmebus
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

After spending the morning finding fossils on the beach, this was the perfect museum to go into to see big local fossil finds. Lovely helpful staff and great exhibits.

Thank LD536
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Fascinating local history museum with excellent education centre. Tickets valid for full year so enjoyed splitting visit over long weekend. Look forward to returning later in the year.

Thank FiShearer
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