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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
01297 443370
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Ranked #2 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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phuket
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A very well organized museum. Eclectic mix of geology, human history, WW2 exhibits, human interest stories, etc.

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lazy_kitty
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Not much to see of the fossils I'm expecting. Mix of war, local n fossil history. Located right in the heart of the town. Great money as 1 entry last for a year if u want to come back again. Very tiny house of Mary Anning with good view of the sea.

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Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great little museum, but the fossil walk booked here was fantastic. Three hours of fun with two great guides (Ben & Paddy). Our 8 year old son loved it, as did we. Would highly recommend booking a fossil walk through the museum, plus added bonus that price of walk includes admission to museum.

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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113 reviews 113 reviews
34 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A quick visit to the museum turned into 90 minutes and then we only left because another school party had arrived! Great little museum. Lots of fossils as you might expect but a lot of history about Lyme too. The artefacts from the town dump are particularly interesting. Well worth a visit. We also went on a fossil hunting walk... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lyme has many claims to be a rather special place and its Museum lives up to expectation. It certainly isn't only about fossils, though that story is well told: indeed the Museum is centre for a regular programme of popular guided fossil walks. Fossils turn out to be only one part of the Lyme story. equally interesting is how the... More

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We initially went to ask advice on fossil hunting but ended up looking around. There were quizzes for our 3 boys (4, 6, 8) which they enjoyed. The fossils captured their imagination the most as some if the exhibits were a little too old for them. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had successful fossil hunting!

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Mantua, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

a small museum full of interesting objects from Lyme Regis, carefully arranged and explained for kids and grown-ups. From fossils to laces and drawings by Mary Anning, you will find here something that will catch your attention.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

As stated by David Attenborough! Varied collection of fossils, natural history, literary and local history including the Seige of Lyme and the Civil War. Excellent value with a full range of educational programmes and fossil walks - rated as one of the top 10 seaside activities in the UK. Don't miss it!!

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A lot packed into a smal custom-built building (1901) including History of Lyme, a WW2 temp. exhibition, Lyme in Literature and films and of course geology and fossils. Well worth the entry fee and free if you have joined one of the Fossil Walks organise by the Museum Geologist and Education Officer. These walks are made interesting and entertaining by... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The museum is small but worth a look. The small entrance fee is cheap enough & goes to help the museum. Tells the history of Lyme Regis & the story of Mary Anning.

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