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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

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Address: The Cobb, Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ, England
Phone Number: 01297 444230
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Description: Presents local fish and marine life of the Jurassic Coast in an historic...
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.
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A must whenever we visit Lyme Regis

Initially appears to be expensive but well worth a visit with children to hand feed the mullets - a unique experience! We also got to handle a star fish, see the sea bass being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Initially appears to be expensive but well worth a visit with children to hand feed the mullets - a unique experience! We also got to handle a star fish, see the sea bass being fed and our children had a picture taken with a "giant" crab.

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Hever, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the aquarium, the tame mullet are fantastic and holding a starfish is so intersting. Would recommend a visit. Great fun for all ages. Very friendly welcome waiting for everyone too

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very attentive friendly staff who were keen to share their knowledge. The owner who reared the fish you could hand feed was passionate about what he does and this was great to see. The kids (age 7 and 8 ) had a great time and we're talking about feeding the fish, holding the star fish and the giant crab for... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Turned up as they were closing but we were welcomed in and then given a special tour round where the owner got starfish and a large crab out for the kids to hold and also encouraged the kids to play with the very tame shoal of mullet! A lovely experience in a small but quaint aquarium.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A small aquarium but a pleasant visit non the less. I opted to buy some food to feed the shoal of grey mullet and am so glad I did so... it's a pretty unique experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Every time we visit Dorset we HAVE to take a trip to Lyme Regis just to visit this aquarium. It may be small, but the friendly and attentive staff are very welcoming and always full of interesting information about their livestock. They give you the opportunity to feed their mullet fish, which is a very exciting and fun experience for... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Although small it was very interesting and full of information, you can also feed the chub and touch them

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We booked online so saved 10%, however the price was a bit on the high side. Touch the mullets, hold a starfish or 2, get a picture with a crab, look round the little area, 30 minutes tops. It was a nice experience but under £5 would have been adequate. Staff were very helpful and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a small aquarium but all the fish are from nearby waters. Friendly and enthusiastic staff showed us how to hand feed the tank full of mullet - loads of fun. Watched some kids hold starfish - they were clearly delighted. Liked the new crawfish too - he's big!

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly recommend visiting this informative place. It's in a fantastic setting(the cobb) where you can walk on a wall and see views around Lyme regis and the sea crashing onto the beach. The children fed red mullet and held starfish. There were other sea creatures we'd never seen before, with platforms for the little ones to be able to see.... More 

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