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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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A great little family 'gem' of Lyme - a unique experience feeding the fish, it's a must!

Walk out to the end of the picturesque Cobb, at Lyme Regis, and you come across the (from the outside) unassuming looking Lyme Regis Aquarium. Yet when you step inside this little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Walk out to the end of the picturesque Cobb, at Lyme Regis, and you come across the (from the outside) unassuming looking Lyme Regis Aquarium. Yet when you step inside this little gem Max, the owner, immediately makes young and old feel welcome. Visiting with my partner and my 3 year old niece we all got to experience the unique... More 

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Was surprised how small the exhibits were .ok for small children older ones wouldn't be so impressed Staff very knowledgable and very friendly

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The whole family enjoyed visiting the aquarium, although it is a small place but it was a special experience feeding the mullets and holding the star fish with your bare hands.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We initially thought the entrance fee was quite expensive but WOW! Was it worth every penny. Max the owner makes everyone feel quite special. I was there with my daughters, son in law and two granddaughters. Hand feeding the mullet was an amazing experience, and the children were mesmerised my it. The way they 'kiss' your hand whilst you feed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My kids (9&11) loved feeding the mullet so much we visited again during our week in Dorset. The proprietor is friendly and knowledgeable and let the kids have their second feed on the house. The aquarium is small but gives visitors a fascinating insight into life in British coastal waters and you get to be kissed by mullet!

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was lured in by a very friendly, genuinely nice gentleman, but once inside all I did was feel so so sorry for the poor fish/sea animals, he told me the fisherman bring them in, what a contrast going from a wide ocean to a tiny, tiny tank, with hardly any space to move, the poor star fish crammed into... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Having read some of the glowing reviews, I'm wondering if we went to the right place. The owner is very nice and you can see his passion but aside from feeding the mullets (which you have to pay extra for despite the quite frankly extortionate entry price) this is more like buying fish from pets at home and then not... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Rarely do you find an aquatic centre, where you are encouraged to be hands on, but this is just that. Whilst it is not a huge attraction, there are interesting things to see and experience and is fun and educational for all age groups. The marine creatures in this aquarium are relevant to British coastal waters and so show you... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took a trip to this small but fascinating aquarium this weekend. The information the guide gave us was brilliant - a real insight into the fish that we could see and handle ourselves. The highlight for my son was feeding the 600 grey mullet which was made all the better by putting his hands in the water and feeling... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having not read up on the Aquarium at Lyme Regis, we were genuinely pleased with our visit. Four adults and a child had a great visit with particular prize going to the attention given by the staff. Mullet feeding was thoroughly enjoyed by all and has to go down as one of the more pleasantly odd feelings in life, and... More 

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