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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As an old fossil myself, I was really interested in this museum. there is lots to see and do on three smallish floors - you will need to climb some steps and narrow round steps. The fossil collection is interesting and not stuffy. One child asked me if I liked the museum - they certainly did as they took part... More

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This reminded me very much of my local Victorian museum in Ipswich. I loved it, just full of a real mix of different bits and bobs from Lyme and around. Kids loved dressing up and the weird dinosaur experience box down stairs (sorry don't know what else to call it). Good stuff about the fossils, boys lost in wars from... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visit Lyme Regis several times each year and always make a point to view the museum. They had a fantastic WW2 display last month, and have now started a WW1 exhibition. As we currently honour those who gave their lives in that conflict, it is very interesting to see the effect that the people of the Lyme area had... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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74 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This another terrific attraction which should not be missed. It shows how one woman influenced the archaeological fraternity many years ago. All the exhibits are of both local and national importance but in a friendly manner. Plenty for the children also so not boring for them. A must see place if you are in the area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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