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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Fossil walk

We went on the fossil hunt walk in February in the most horrific weather ever! Our guides were very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
More dinosaurs!

We recently visited this museum and did enjoy going around although it was a brief visit. We went... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 4 days ago

We went on the fossil hunt walk in February in the most horrific weather ever! Our guides were very knowledgeable, great fun, enthusiastic, entertaining and accommodating. Made everybody feeling excited. Both us and our children were really enjoying this adventure so much, that despite the...More

Thank mattblackmatt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently visited this museum and did enjoy going around although it was a brief visit. We went it because of our interest for dinosaurs and the dinosaur part was really good just wish it was more than one room. Some other dinosaur museums have...More

Thank Jurassicduo287
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting information, pictures and fossils and interactive things for children to do. Not very big but holds a lot of artefacts

Thank tahita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the fossil walk starting from Lyme Regis museum on a Saturday morning, as we were staying here while walking the South West Coast Path. We booked in advance via the website and on the day the walk was full, so it's probably worth...More

Thank cngj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth visiting to see the lovely building and views across the coast. In addition there are a lovely collection of exhibitions well presented with plenty to keep children interested. It has just the right amount of information on varied topics.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The Philpot Museum is a superb nineteenth century building with a very functional 2017 addition to enable teaching space etc. The collection is well managed and expertly curated. A very enjoyable few hours of interest.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited before but this was our first visit since its remodelling. What a delight. New displays additional items a really good shop and friendly staff. A must for anyone wanting more information on Lyme and local fossils.

Thank weathervane10
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Considering that this is a private museum it is well worth a visit. So much stuff. Packed with fossils, narratives and displays it will keep the kids occupied for ages.

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Being an English and History teacher and a history buff, my husband loved this little museum. It was chock full of everything fossil you can think off with drawers and drawers to explore. There's history of Lyme Regis, photos, pictures and when we were there...More

Thank Ev M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Well worth a visit to the recently reopened Lyme Regis Philpot Museum on the site of Mary Anning's house. Excellent displays of fossils, geology and local history. New extension with an educational room with a fantastic view - like being on the bridge of a...More

Thank Fossil T
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