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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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Brilliant: well worth a visit

This is an excellent museum with interesting displays of fossils and on Lyme Regis history. The association with Elizabeth Philpott is minimal, just the name of the museum and one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is an excellent museum with interesting displays of fossils and on Lyme Regis history. The association with Elizabeth Philpott is minimal, just the name of the museum and one display. Most of the museum is taken up with Mary Anning, which apparently, is who the tourists want to learn about.

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58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A very good little edition to the town the museum is very good packed into a little building next to the guildhall lots on the local history and jane Austen

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Interesting exhibits (Tudor table, window) & explanations eg Coadestone. Features in John Fowles (was a local reseident)

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The fossil walks are unmissable. Book ahead so as not to be disappointed. They only run when the tide is right. Paddy and Chris put on a brilliant double act full of geological fact and fun and lots of useful tips which is also very entertaining. The fossil hunting that follows is exciting (you will hear the word "beef" a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We managed to visit on a day with a children's book signing and so were given a free entry fee, but we had such a great time that I ensured our entry fee went into the fund box! It is an amazing building with clearly dedicated staff who were very generous with the children. Digging in sand for fossils, a... More 

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UK
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68 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The museum is interesting and full of curiosities only marred by badly behaved children. The fossil walk we went on was great. Unfortunately it was not good fossil hunting weather because it was fine and had been for several weeks. The guides were full of local knowledge and obviously experts in their field. We heard lots of anecdotes and found... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Our 10 year old was determined to make this museum our first stop on our first day in Lyme. It was a great choice as we were lucky enough to go when local author Tim Britton was there to chat about all things Jurassic. The volunteers were helpful and informative but most of all the building is fantastic to explore.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited at Easter with three adults adults and two children - 9 and 10 years, one girl and one boy. The first big bonus is that the quiz was challenging and varied enough to ensure that we grown ups could also view what we found interesting, and not just monitor the children, so a good balance for all. Very... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were in Dorset for a couple of days over the Easter holidays. Both the kids love fossils and rocks so I thought I'd try and find an expert we could go out with to show us what to look for. A quick google and I found that the museum does fossil walks which you can book in advance. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Strongly recommend a visit to this museum - and suggest doing a walking tour first as an intro to the history of the town and some of the more intriguing pieces on display in the museum. Lyme Regis has a fascinating history and the museum presents a lot of material really well.

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