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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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Small but special

Love this place! My husband and I visited today with our 2 year old daughter. This was our second visit - the first with our little girl - and I think it's great. It's not a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love this place! My husband and I visited today with our 2 year old daughter. This was our second visit - the first with our little girl - and I think it's great. It's not a big place but the guy who runs it is really friendly and knowledgeable. He was very kind to our daughter, too - she stroked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went today 17th May 2015 as a mixed party of 10, adults and children. Only a small aquarium, but well worth the visit. You can feed the grey mullet in a tank, which are so tame, they have no teeth so no chance of being nipped, but come and take the food from your hand so gently - an amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A very good experience but very small it cost £18 for 3 adults then cost an extra £3 to hand feed the mullet which was good it had local bass crabs lobsters and lobsters in there i got to hand feed the mullet fish and also got to hold a starfish worth a visit if u have a young family

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been to several aquariums around the world, but this one is not to be missed, young and old will love hand feeding the mullet, you can not do this anywhere else in the world, very interesting one of the best attractions in West Dorset, great value for money for a family visit

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I am a regular to visit Lyme but bought two nephews this time so thought we would try the aquarium. The man who owns it is extremely friendly and feeding the mullets was a great experience. It is a small but quirky place and glad we took a look inside. The only thing I would say is that it is... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Yes it may cost a few pounds but where else could you get a shoal of grey mullet eat fish flakes from your hand and hold a starfish. And the owner will answer all your questions. Small place but totally unique.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The chap who runs the aquarium seemed like a really friendly man who is passionate about his business. I'm afraid £6/adult plus £3 extra to feed the mullet is extortionate given that aside from the mullet there is very little to see. The whole thing took about 10 mins to look around including feeding the fish. If it had been... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A great little aquarium in the Cobb harbour at Lyme. The rain and wind were up when we came across this little establishment. The gentleman in charge was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. He has taught his shoal of grey mullet to feed from the hand. A strange sensation indeed and a unique experience for anyone I'm sure. He then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Visited on the 03/05/15, paid £6 +£3 to go in and to hand feed the mullets which was a strange but amazing experience that I wont forget in hurry, also got to hold the starfish free of charge. Although it isnt huge, the friendly atmosphere and knowledgable owner made it well worth the money! Definitely recommend for any holiday goers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

OK if we want to kill [max] 1/2 hour if its raining. Expensive for what it is plus extra for small amount of fish food. Very small - felt like walking round a shed with a few hobbiest exhibits. Attendant in-personable - looking (and talking to) passers by when talking to you. Fish-feeding was good and holding a starfish -... More 

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