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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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local colour

a good display of local history -- it does not go beyond that except of course into the display of fossils some of which are quite amazing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

a good display of local history -- it does not go beyond that except of course into the display of fossils some of which are quite amazing.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Lots of local facts and the fossils on show were amazing.Very friendly staff.Ticket value is great, meaning you can return as many times as you want within 12 months thus you can pop in and out at this time of the year depending on the weather conditions.

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New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a simply great little museum with an amazing assortment of interesting things to see. Highly recommended.

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Lyme Regis
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166 reviews 166 reviews
11 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fab place with lots to see and stretch ones mind. Ideal for young and old and perfect for a day out for the family.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This museum rewards more than one visit. It has fascinating exhibits displayed in quirky surroundings and a well-stocked gift shop. It's a great place to take the children on a rainy day.

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Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This marvellous Victorian building is a wonderful environment to enjoy the most carefully chosen exhibition. The collection on show gives a good insight into the history of the town as well as the history of local geological research and the abundance of fossils to be found along the Jurassic Coast

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Wales
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7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited this museum by chance really. What a wonderful experience we had here! It just happened that there was a volunteer group outside selling fossils and they had arranged 3 stations where you could polish your fossil. Needless to say I jumped at this chance and purchased a couple of Ammonites. 20 minutes later I had polished and rubbed... More 

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London
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The highlight for us was the special activity of fossil polishing. After 3 days of fossil hunting, we were excited to pick on ourselves and then work to get it nice and shiny. A great souvenir. But you could also spend lots of time learning about lots of history of the area and fossils. Would love to book a walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This museum will exceed all expectations. A very impressive range of topics are covered, laid out in a really good way with everything displayed beautifully. Don't assume that because you're not in London the fossil examples will be second rate. Not at all! They are excellent! And made even more special because you know they were found meters from where... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have visited this place lots of times and it never disappoints. Tons of interesting exhibits and so much to see it takes ages to get round which is perfect for a raindy day in Lyme (or any time!). My two kids (8 and 6) always relish a visit to the museum and never get bored as there always seems... More 

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