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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

The Cobb, Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ, England
01297 444230
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Lyme Regis
Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Presents local fish and marine life of the Jurassic Coast in an historic building on the Cobb. During a visit you can interact with the sea creatures.... more » Owner description: Presents local fish and marine life of the Jurassic Coast in an historic building on the Cobb. During a visit you can interact with the sea creatures. Enjoy the truly unique experience of hand feeding the mullet, holding a starfish and stroking a giant lobster. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lyme Regis Aquarium was a total disgrace! I took my 6 year old son to this apparent 'great aquarium' and even his reaction said it all! It costed £14.60 to enter the aquarium where I was expecting some marine fish with spectacular colourings ect, but instead there was a tank of mullet fish which if you wanted to feed them... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very small aquarium, but we were really pleased to have visited and are all still talking about it days after. The main features are feeding the grey mullets and holding starfish whilst the marine biologist chap explains about them. With children in particular it is good fun - 20 to 30 minutes in an out...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Please anyone - do not go in this place, it is a disgrace of an aquarium and considering the fact the trawlers must now and again catch some interesting fish, the content of the aquarium is a joke and does not look like it has had any work done on it since it opened years and years ago. Rubbish and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

After hearing about the friendly mullets, we headed off along a very wet and stormy Cobb to find the aquarium. Small and brilliant. An informative and friendly place, with an enthusiastic owner plus a marine biology student, both on hand to share their passion for all things fishy! My daughter spent a good hour with both hands in the mullet... More

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My son got to feed the hand reared mullet and held a star fish and even though its small the owner is on hand to answer all your questions nothing is too much trouble

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Kent, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having read some of the glowing reviews, I'm wondering if we went to the right place. Yes the staff are delightful and yes the children enjoyed themselves but this is more 'fish shop with friendly owner' than aquarium & #3 tourist attraction in Lyme Regis! Entry for a family of 4 cost £19 but the main (only?) attraction of hand-feeding... More

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Axminster, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Only a few varieties of fish in rather tired conditions. A very small aquarium with tiny tanks for some of the fish. I felt like getting a net and releasing them into the sea. You can opt to pay extra (which is an insult) to hand feed the mullet. Children, however, seemed to be enjoying that aspect of the place... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a small aquarium, but it really entertains so don't let the size put you off. We all got to feed mullet - by which I don't mean throwing food in a tank but holding it in your hand and feeding them - our 3yo and 6yo were nervous hence mum and dad getting a go which was great,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Brilliant day out, not only were we able to feed the mullet, but also we were able to hold a starfish! We were taught a lot about all the amazing creatures they have and as a family we recommend it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's a small aquarium, but very entertaining. Our three girls *absolutely loved* feeding the mullet--it's almost worth the (not insignificant) ticket price just to do this. The kids were over the moon, really, and even our 21 month old thought this was fun and hilarious. The owner and the biologist there are friendly and informative. Our girls also got to... More

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