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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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Fab museum!

A lovely museum, really enjoyed exploring a beautiful building with some fascinating exhibits. I was fortunate to go on a day when a fossil talk was on, fun and informative - the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovely museum, really enjoyed exploring a beautiful building with some fascinating exhibits. I was fortunate to go on a day when a fossil talk was on, fun and informative - the children were wowed by Chris and his fossilised dinosaur poo and so were the adults! Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Loved the museum, very interested in Mary Annings life and findings. Museum was very quaint, lots to read around Lyme Regis history and fossil discoveries. My father and 92 year old Gran really enjoyed this. Although there was no lift, and my gran does not walk fantastically, she made it up the spiral staircase and enjoyed the second floor. We... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fully of really interesting stuff, but as a user of reading glasses, much of the labelling was really, really hard to see - too far away or too high up the wall. The fossil walk organised by the museum was fabulous!

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

loved the layout, quaint and very friendly.lots of great information about fossils and local lyme Regis.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A fine little museum showcasing Lyme's amazing confluence of natural and literary greatness. Appeals to children but has a lot for adults--fossil finds are amazing. Wonderful items from Jane Austen family descendant. Info on John Fowles and other lwriters who spent time in Lyme.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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Address: Address: Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
Phone Number: 01297 443370
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis

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