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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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Fossil hunting with the lyme regis museum

Travelled down with our 9year old grandson to go on a fossil hunt with the team from the museum. Enthusiastic and informative hunters kept our enthusiasm up for a three and a half... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Travelled down with our 9year old grandson to go on a fossil hunt with the team from the museum. Enthusiastic and informative hunters kept our enthusiasm up for a three and a half hour hunt. Will be back in the winter for another go. Absolute value with fossil hunting and museum visit for a very modest cost. Thanks again from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I came to Lyme Regis specifically to go on one of the fossil hunting tours which the museum offer. The ticket price also includes your entry into the museum which I found to be a thorough look into the local area as well as the Jurassic Coast. I was also fortunate enough to see a local photography exhibition being shown... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a must see for anyone who wants to know about the history of the area... as you know Lyme has three claims to fame - the Jurassic coast and Mary Anning the pioneer paleontologist, Jane Austen, and John Fowles (author of "The French Lieutenants Woman"). The museum covers all three but the emphasis is on the fossils and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lovely and interesting museum housed in a purpose built quaint and attractive building. Friendly and helpful staff with a small but well stocked shop including lots of local history books. A variety of exhibits featuring local interest and not so locals that have a connection with Lyme. Really enjoyed the visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Lyme Regis all my life I found it quite odd that I didn't know much history of the place so decided to visit here. Was delighted when I found out students go for free (as opposed to the £4 adult fee which is very cheap). Tells you all you need to know from how the Cobb was made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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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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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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Address: Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
Phone Number: 01297 443370
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