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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is a must see in Lyme Regis. Forget your Sea Worlds etc. This is tiny but it's a gem! And if you're lucky enough to encounter one of the owners (Roy Gollop or his son) and get into conversation they will be able to discourse liberally on the local fish, the history of Lyme and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We really enjoyed ourselves in the aquarium, which was very charming and informative. The main attraction was feeding the mullet by dipping your hand into the tank, and the fish swarming around to feed. Amazing!! and a really fascinating experience. We would recommend this to everyone, and we would definitely go again.

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Cleethorpes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Having spent a fantastic 2 weeks in Lyme Regis during the summer holidays with the children, we must recommend the Marine Aquarium for a visit. Our two boys were absolutely enthralled by the aquarium and were awe inspired by the mullet hand feeding. They were transfixed by the fish and declared the experience 'their highlight of the holiday'. The staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We loved visiting this small but lovely aquarium, the owner was lovely, very friendly and informative and its great that dogs are allowed in too! Loved hand feeding the mullet - what an experience and got to hold a starfish which is another rare, but lovely experience! Would recommend as part of your day out to Lyme Regis!

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As a group of three students aged 18-20 we really enjoyed our trip to the aquarium. Whilst the aquarium is small and doesn't exhibit "brightly coloured and exotic fish" (as mentioned in other reviews I noticed online), we greatly enjoyed feeding the mullet, which I personally felt gave this aquarium a different kind of experience to other experiences like sea... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Finally got round to visiting the aquarium which now allows dogs on a lead. Our dog loves watching fish. The tanks contain local sea fish and crustaceans. There are a few interesting items that fishermen have raised from the sea bed. I thought the admission charge a bit steep for a small aquarium. You will need to walk the sea... More

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