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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 #4 of 12 Attractions in Lyme Regis
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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.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The aquarium was a lot more fun than expected! although small, it was very interactive - feeding the mullet fish was the highlight, and the owner was really passionate and informative. Would definitely recommend as part of a trip to this part of the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Whilst the aquarium is only small, it is definitely worth a visit. We went as a group of four adults, and all loved it. The owner put extra effort into allowing us to feed the fish, hold the starfish ourselves and take pictures outside with a massive crab. He even allowed one of us to have a shell from the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is not a huge aquarium but it has some interesting sea life & also lots of information about life cycles etc. - so quite educational. The chap running the place was very friendly & gave us a pot of food to feed to the Grey Mullets. This was an unusual & quite exciting experience as dozens of fish come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Hand feeding Mullet - biggest smile from my boy over the weekend... A really nice friendly little aquarium with lots of info, not forgetting holding the starfish too. Take a visit, small but well worth it. And fdont forget to eed the mullet

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