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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
01297 443370
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Lyme Regis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Description: This museum has a large display of fossils from the area.
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Denver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a nice fossil and local history museum, but the highlight is going on a fossil-hunting trip with Chris and Paddy from the museum. Unfortunately, the warm and sunny weather of the previous week was not good news for the fossil hunting. Storms and rain would have been better, as would a winter visit, instead of September. However, we... More

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Hamilton, VA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not ever having been a wannabe paleontologist, I was a bit skeptical about a three hour fossil walk sponsored by the Lyme Regis Museum. But a trip to Dorset wouldn't be complete without some time on the beach with a little history thrown in for good measure. A group of 18 assembled outside the museum at 9:45am. After a brief... More

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Poole
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Packed with interesting exhibits and stories about the history of Lyme Regis. It's not all about fossils! Could have spent a day there.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum is nice with some interesting little bits and a very unique building but the stand out is the fossil walk. Paddy Howe and Chris Andrew are wonderfully entertaining, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Paddy helped Tracy Chevalier when she was writing her excellent book Remarkable and Paddy told me where various places mentioned in the book are now. Can't... More

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Bristol
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great little museum well packed with artefacts, lots of info about Lyme Regis, fossils and the literary connection. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small but fascinating museum run by enthusiastic volunteers. Something for all the family: dinosaurs / fossils / authors ( Austen and Fowles particularly) / WW1 history / local history. They are aiming to build an extension and enlarge displays, they deserve support. Entry for 2 adults and 2 children is about £9 ( and re entry free... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a great museum. My daughter has been very interested in Mary Anning since she dressed as here for a school assembly. It was by chance that we came across the museum and it was a great afternoon we had. There is lots for everyone here. We will be back as you get a free yearly pass!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited this museum during the afternoon of our day in Lyme Regis and found it nice but underwhelming. Much of the info covered (particularly about the fossil hunters and Mary Anning specifically) did not read much beyond what we already knew and I don't think either of us learned anything to take away. The most interesting bit was on... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very surprised at how good this little museum was. Amazing value for money. Given 2 quizzes for the children which held their interest. Information was well presented.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our 13 year old son loves fossils and anything to do with dinosaurs, so we were quite keen to visit this museum. The staff were friendly and explained that after paying les than £10 for 2 adults and 2 children, we were advised that we would be entitled to free entry for a year!! The displays were spread over a... More

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