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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

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Address: Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
Phone Number: 01297 443370
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Description: This museum has a large display of fossils from the area.

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Well worth the visit!

On a wet day this hidden gem, was a well come distraction. We all learnt soming new, and such a lot is packed into the space available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Walsall, United Kingdom

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On a wet day this hidden gem, was a well come distraction. We all learnt soming new, and such a lot is packed into the space available.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Don't wait until a wet day to visit here! We did and were so pleased we made the visit... A very interesting museum, our grandchildren loved it, especially the box of curiosities...where they had to lie down to see the underneath of the cupboard. Well set out and very informative.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited during a very wet day. Museum was packed with people escaping the weather. Good value entrance fee - students and children free, whist adult tickets are valid for ages. The museum is very small but packed with fascinating exhibits about local history, local geology, famous people from the area and a larger exhibition about Mary Anning and her... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Small but interesting museum good for escaping a quick shower. It has a fun dress up corner to get into role and realy get a feal for the past and the Skeltons thay have are large and impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

So many fossils! Plus lots of models and interesting things to look at. Went up a beautiful staircase to learn more about Lyme's literary past - Lyme's history and the famous Cobb. Spent a while watching a video about collecting fossils on the beach. Kids will enjoy the dinosaur bones and pictures and the various activities for them. There's an... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

great to do on a wet day but once youve done the quiz once or twice it gets quite boring.Children do get rewarded with a little precious stone which is very nice.

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penarth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This fascinating museum is housed in a quirky building built on the site of fossil hunter Mary Anning's house. The building itself is very interesting and is jam packed full of information regarding famous people who have been inspired to live, work and holiday in Lyme Regis and the surrounding area. Lots of photographs and paintings to accompany the artefacts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Paddy Howe and Chris Andrew were excellent guides for the fossil walk organised via the museum. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, offering exactly what an interested novice needs to start fossil hunting. We took our three year old and he was totally captivated.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well done to Chris, Paddy & Tom for making 4 hours on a rainy beach lots of fun for a very diverse audience. We learned lots and my 6 year old was so excited during the fossil hunting. I highly recommend this walk. Someone give these guys a TV show!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Quick stop when the rain came. Good value museum with varied and interesting exhibits in an interesting Victorian building. Well worth it for an hour or more. Didn't do the fossil tour, but regret missing it having now read the reviews!

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