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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

The Cobb, Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ, England
01297 444230
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Ranked #6 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Lyme Regis just for a day trip and fell across this sweet little Aquarium. Our 17 month old son loved watching the fish being fed. The staff were very friendly too.

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Although it is quite a small aquarium, the owner was extremely friendly and welcoming. Our daughter loved feeding the mullet and also got to hold a starfish! Would have given it an excellent if the price was a little lower.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely put the aquarium on your list of things to do when in Lyme Regis!! A friend recommended it to me having never been to Lyme before and I'm so glad we went! The owner was on the door when we arrived and gave us a warm welcome. He then let us hand-feed the mullet fish and entertained us all... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Although a bit apprehensive about feeding the mullet, it was an amazing experience. Children would love doing this and the owner allowed you to take pictures. The owner was extremely friendly and very informative, I learnt a lot about marine life in a short space of time. He was very caring and passionate about the fish making sure you got... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A friend recommended the aquarium, we'd visited Lyme many times and not even registered it's existence. The owner is extremely engaging and knowledgable. You can hand feed grey mullet, for a small additional cost, our daughter absolutely loved it. You can also hold a star fish, which along with feeding the fish made this a memorable trip. We will be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Myself and my partner are lucky enough we have friends in Lyme Regis so we visit a few times every year. Recently we had a bit of a 'tourist' day so we went to the aquarium and absolutely loved it. Mullet feeding along with the other little hidden gems and history the place has is a must see when in... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Although this aquarium is very small it is wonderful. All the fish are local to the area so it's great to see the local wildlife up close and personal. The best bit was being able to put your hand in with the mullet and have them all come up to your hand and suck on it looking for food (we... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Situated on the Cobb Harbour is this truly delightful aquarium. Although small, it is perfectly formed and houses an interesting variety of sea creatures which have been accidently captured by fishermen and temporarily placed in the aquarium. The fish are eventually returned to the wild, thus the exhibits change regularly. There is a small fee to get in and the... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have been to Lyme Regis a few times now and very much enjoyed the delights of walking out on the Cobb Harbour. can't believe that we have never noticed this amazing little Aquarium. It is very reasonably priced and for a small fee more you are able to hand feed the mullet that have been raised by the owner.... More

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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lovely little aquarium that was at the end of the Cobb. Not huge but doesn't need to be, the owner us very passionate about his marine life, and so he should be. Fish feeding, crab touching and star fish holding made it a great place to visit.

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