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Thoroughly enjoyable and Informative

We had a great visit to the Museum today which gave us a really good start for our first visit to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Quirky museum

Small but very interesting museum. Lots of fossils, local history and ship wreck stuff. Supported... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jo M
Dorking, 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...more
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great visit to the Museum today which gave us a really good start for our first visit to Lyme Regis. As well as covering the history of the town itself, it had so many wonderful collections and we loved the drawers full...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but very interesting museum. Lots of fossils, local history and ship wreck stuff. Supported by Sir David Attenborough. Good info about the specimens on display. Not too busy even though the day was a bit rainy which often sends people inside! With gift aid...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have waited a long time to visit Lyme Regis to find out more about Mary Anning and the local museum was a perfect place to start our visit. A lovely welcome, great exhibits with good explanations for all ages, lots of ‘hands on’ to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our 3-hour guided walk with Paddy. Fortunately, for a cool morning in early October, we were only two couples in total and so our walk lasted longer. Our guide is so very knowledgeable and truly enjoys imparting his knowledge. We were so...More

Thank Silverman123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great morning spent learning more about Mary Anning of Lyme Well laid out museum with good clear information.

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fascinating and information packed 3 hours. Chris and Paddy's passion for fossils and for the geology of the Jurassic coast oozes from every pore as they talk through the creatures that swam in the sea 200m years ago or so... They gave so much...More

Thank BarbaraH810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this museum on our recent visit. Our 8 year old son absolutely loved the huge fossil collection and the model dinosaurs. It's quite small, bit is packed with fossil exhibits.

Thank gillevan74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

… just like the fossils collection within. A quirky building with spiral stairs and gantries that was designed to be a museum. There are displays on the history of the area, geology, fossils and writers. It also has a cracking viewing area out to sea....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and detailed record of Lyme’s geological, literary and social history. Whilst (personally) shrinking from the blast of Puritan propaganda that pervades much of the political material, you can only admire the underlying civic pride. The (small) section on Lyme in 1940 and the fear...More

1  Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

After reading Remarkable Creatures you can't not go to Lyme Regis and fossic around on the beach hoping to spi a fossil.!! The Philpot centre is extremely good. I throughly enjoyed my time here

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