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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Address: The Cobb, Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ, England
Phone Number: 01297 444230
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Lyme Regis
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Presents local fish and marine life of the Jurassic Coast in an historic building on the Cobb...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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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. Enjoy the truly unique experience of hand feeding the mullet, holding a starfish and stroking a giant lobster.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We walked the Cobb, from the outside deosn't look much, but inside it was amazing, got some fish food and got to feed them by hand, as they had been trained to take food from your hands, got some stunning photo's a must see if you walk the Cobb, the knowlege from the owner was first class. A++

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South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My family and I spent a wonderful hour on New Years Day in the Lyme Regis aquarium discovering the different types of marine life which inhabit the bay just beyond. Our guide was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable demonstrating that exotic tropical specimens are not a prerequisite! We were even able to hand feed the grey mullet which have been carefully... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

3rd time we've being back this is simply fantastic and really enjoyable for all the family I can't recommend this highly enough it's simply fantastic and such great fun and unique

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Lyme Regis
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158 reviews 158 reviews
10 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wonderful time for all, especially for all the family. Spent a couple of hours in this exciting place, feeding the fish, learning about undersea life, really great fun.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stumbled across the aquarium after walking down the Cobb. Very informative, friendly owner who was full of facts. Would really recommend feeding the mullet and holding the starfish. Recommended for adults and child.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

My mother and I stumbled across the aquarium took away at the end of the Cobb. And although we're both adults, holding the starfish transformed us both back to children, it was lovely! And the owner was very enthusiastic and friendly!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a fascinating aquarium. The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable. He went out of his way to welcome us and to ensure that we had an interesting visit. Hand feeding the grey mullet was a memorable and enjoyable experience. Definitely a hidden gem and thoroughly well recommended.

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London
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a hidden gem at almost the end of the Cobb. My fairy godsons loved it here, although I was asked to put my hand in to feed the fish. Very hands on for kids, plus informative staff re the other live exhibits - who knew Star fish were so crafty and good at smelling!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is only a relatively small place, but turns out to be excellent value for money (£5 entry, £3 extra to feed the mullet - worth it. Doing the whole thing takes maybe an hour). It's well presented, informative, and good for adults and children. The owner is passionate and helpful, and hand-feeding the grey mullet, well: it's hard to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We pretty much stumbled across this beautiful little aquarium whilst walking around the harbour wall. With young children keen to have a look we went in. The owner was standing outside with a live lobster on his hands and was allowing children to have their photographs taken with it. They were also handling starfish. My boys absolutely loved it! Although... More 

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