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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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This museum has a large display of fossils from the area.

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Big museum in little space!

This place is packed with interesting information about the local area and its people. Well worth a visit especially on a wet and windy day. Did their organised fossil walk with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis U
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Guildford
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Guildford
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is packed with interesting information about the local area and its people. Well worth a visit especially on a wet and windy day. Did their organised fossil walk with Paddy. Well worth going with someone who knows their subject and can show you what to look out for. Good morning out and collected a few fossils.

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Thank Dennis U
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Covered local history. Lots to look at in a tardis of a place. We were pushed for time so hopefully will make use of the free return for a year facility. Very good.

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1 Thank Kiri B
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have any interest in Fossils, Dinosaurs, organised Fossil Walks or local history you simply have to visit. Brilliant little museum with some great fossils. Highlight for the kids (apart form the fossil walks) - the Coprolite Table. Yes, a table made from dinosaur poo !

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1 Thank Adam F
Camberley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a warm welcome to this friendly place. My wife sat in on a Fossil talk as it was far too stormy for the usual walk on the beach. I enjoyed the history of the railway and discovered that the old station has a new life on the watercress line at Alresford. Plenty to absorb us both for a... More 

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1 Thank Bobby M
London, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We went to the museum on a recommendation from the Tourist Information Centre. It was raining when we went in to book a fossil hunting tour on the beach, and found that the tour included entry to the museum AND was unlimited re-entry for a year. Bargain. Two hours later we left the museum. The kids had been handed a... More 

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1 Thank Bradley H
Honiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

An enjoyable visit with lots to captivate a local history enthusiast of any age with a couple of hours to spare. There is a wide range of topics to fascinate, entertain and educate old fossils and young 'dino' hunters alike. Something new to learn in every corner. I was amazed at the size of a very stony faced and unfriendly... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We found this an hour or so well spent out of the rain. Bigger than we thought and more interesting! Recommend it.

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hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I'm quite sure that this museum could start off a life-times interest in fossils for the right child. There is so much of interest here and a lot of it is very hands-on for youngsters, for instance they can see samples of the various ages of the Jurassic Coast by turning the pages of a book (very heavy). The staff... More 

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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Full of information & displays, loads of stuff on Lyme Regis. Great displays, spread out on various floors, from when the area formed up to the present day. Only stayed for 90 minutes but could have been there all day if we had the time.

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Thank Dorian R
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I liked this museum - it managed to convey a lot of information in a small space. For some people's taste there might have been too much written explanation - but that is what museums are for, isn't it? To explain, to contextualise etc. Not much point in providing artefacts from the Monmouth Rebellion if visitors don't know who Monmouth... More 

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