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Fascinating Insight into the past.

Gives a great idea of how much ancient history there is on the Jurassic Coast samples of fossils... read more

Reviewed today
Bryan T
Seaford, United Kingdom
Full of Specimens!

So glad to see that the museum is still up and running, even 15 years since the last time I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Banbury, United Kingdom
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A traditional museum with more than 10000 specimens on permanent display.
Coombe St., Lyme Regis DT7 3PY, England
+44 1297 443541
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Reviewed today

Gives a great idea of how much ancient history there is on the Jurassic Coast samples of fossils and good explanations good for all ages.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bryan T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So glad to see that the museum is still up and running, even 15 years since the last time I visited! Uostairs is a timeline of the different eras of history so you can refresh yourself before wading through the thousands of specimens! It's good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A real treasure! We only had a brief visit but could easily have stayed longer as there was so much to see and read! The fossils, bones, models and more were amazing, and the building was beautiful. The owner was really friendly and we had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Emily S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just come back from a weekend where we visited the Lyme Regis fossil museum and went on one of their guided fossil walks. It was absolutely brilliant!! We went trying to learn more about what to look for is you're hunting for fossils, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank finvin
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

If like me and my family your looking for some great local knowledge, history, and a load of fossils, this is for you! The building has history,it’s an old church, the fossils are amazing from the minute you walk in! We met the owner today,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edenmerrylees
Reviewed December 19, 2018

We popped in here for a quick look when passing by. There’s a £5 fee per adult, apparently the museum is mainly supported by funds from entry fees so we figured was a good cause. When you enter through the door from the reception area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HCT1962
Reviewed November 14, 2018

An excellent museum, crammed full of exhibits, and lots of things to read explaining the history of the earth - and up to date stuff too, much of it extremely witty. The admission charge is not bad, considering the amount of time you could spend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dorsetjudy
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Very well laid out museum, with a vast collection of fossils and information. Went round twice and could easily of spent the whole day. Dog enjoyed it just as much as we did (bonus points for being dog friendly, and for making the lad feel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Celfcemma
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Wow what a wonderful place and run by such a nice man. Will visit again and again. The shop is well stock and well priced (cheapest fossils in Lyme).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julian_helen
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This is the best bit of Lyme - the museum is packed full of amazing facts and fossils, and the captions on the exhibits are full of personality and intrigue. Perfect visit for adults and kids alike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jos C
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August 24, 2018|
Response from Ziggy1973 | Reviewed this property |
I’m afraid not. It’s a small place with narrow pathways. The pathways are narrow to allow more space for the exhibits. There are some parts where a wheelchair can pass by, but definitely not upstairs. There are windy stairs... More
Louise C
February 11, 2018|
Response from Steven D | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome in my museum
December 12, 2017|
Response from Steven D | Property representative |
Hi, I am only open on Saturday and Sunday from 1000 to 1600 at the moment. Best wishes, Steve