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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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We spent well over an hour reading the history of Lyme Regis, how it was formed etc. The fossil... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark P
Andover, United Kingdom
via mobile

A real must should you visit this town. Very interesting building packed with goodies and very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
peter r
Watlington, United Kingdom
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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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Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent well over an hour reading the history of Lyme Regis, how it was formed etc. The fossil section was great, there really is some large exhibits to view. There was a lot of material to read, very informative. Entry is just under £5,...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A real must should you visit this town. Very interesting building packed with goodies and very informative exhibits. Staff are super and very knowledgable. Do go right to the top and see the creatures suspended from the ceiling.

Thank peter r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last year and was thrilled to find a shark bone on the walk which Paddy kindly cleaned up for me and sits proudly on my shelf. I love this coast and was dying to return. Convinced my parents to go on their way to...More

Thank Tania H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a must for my husband and I as much of the museum relates to Mary Anning (my 4 x Great Aunt) a palentologist who played an important yet largely unrecognised part using her fossil finds and knowledge with the Scientificdevelopment of the history...More

Thank madowninguk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you intend to go on a guided fossil walk then don’t pay to look around the museum first! The cost of the fossil walk includes access to the museum on the day. If you pay an entrance fee to the museum and do the...More

Thank Di O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fee to get in is very reasonable as you can use the receipt as many times for the next year to go in again for free! So brilliantly laid out. I thought it might be dull but there was so much information and it...More

Thank Mei-Mei H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this would be all fossils and was initially disappointed to find it was not. On closer examination it was full of interesting exhibits beautifully displayed. Even the section about Jane Austin I found interesting and I learnt a lot. One could easily spend...More

Thank wpeters161
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the museum was closed for renovation when we spent our week in Lyme Regis. However, the museum continued the informative “walks”. The family took two of these and enjoyed them. You can easily book the walks online and pay with a credit card. Print...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who am I to argue with David Attenborough. Everything he said about this lovely little museum is true. I am amazed that the managed to pack so much information in and still maintain a real style and elegance about the place. I walking round the...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. Packed full of local interest, such as the night in the 14th century the town was swept away in a storm , and the great 19th century land slip (dangerous place, Lyme Regis!), plus fossils (naturally!). Staff are extremely...More

Thank jch21c1
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