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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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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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Went to the aquarium take about twenty minutes to walk round bit dissapointed thought it would be bigger also have to pay extra for fish food .we were able to hold star fish which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the aquarium take about twenty minutes to walk round bit dissapointed thought it would be bigger also have to pay extra for fish food .we were able to hold star fish which Iv never done before

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

One of the best attractions in Lyme Regis is the aquarium. Walk to the Cobb and enter this quaint aquarium. Here you can feed grey mullet from your hand (it took some getting used to, and the kids loved it). The owner also shows his sea bass being fed - by himself because sea bass are feisty ones (think "piranha"... More 

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Thank Bradley H
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We came here day after Boxing Day and it was a windy and wet day. It was a perfect little distraction for our young children and the passion of the owner shines through. I was the only one who was up for having the grey mullet feed out of my hand and it was definitely a unique experience. Our daughters... More 

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Thank selondoner
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This was a great morning: this small but instructive aquarium is well laid out and run by very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Even dogs are allowed (on a lead)! Some local artefacts are on display and there are helpful brief explanations on the main local species. Above all, we really enjoyed hand feeding the school of mullets which have been... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

At this cute mini aquarium you can stroke some of the fish and i got to hold a starfish! Loved it and the price was very cheap. Locally sourced fish is an excellent touch. Loved it

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Thank HandLtravelTHEworld
Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice little aquarium. The owner was very forthcoming and happy to answer all our questions, we were able to hand feed the fish, hold a starfish and photograph the kids with an enormous crab. The aquarium is small but well kept, clean and the animals look healthy. We would definitely go back.

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Thank tesiwho
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited the marine aquarium many times in my childhood and also now as an adult. It's a great little aquarium to show the youngsters what sealife is out there off the coast of Lyme.

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Thank Brownerman
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We went in as part of a walk on the Cobb and it past a little time. Friendly and interesting, kds love it

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Thank Roger G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had a great time. Children 2 years old or younger go free. It's small, but the staff are really friendly and knowledgable. My children loved feeding the mullet, holding starfish and having their photograph taken with large crabs.

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Thank Jennifer D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Went there in the half term. The owner was warm and welcoming. We all fed the mullet which was an unusual experience but one to have. Was allowed to hold the starfish and which the sea bass feed. Only little but had load for information that was interesting to both children and adults. My youngest even won a little polish... More 

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