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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Address: Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
Phone Number: 01297 443370
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Lyme Regis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum has a large display of fossils from the area.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
8 attraction reviews
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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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a great fossil tour guide called Paddy who was a superstar. Not a great amount of finds, but we weren't helped by the weather. Still, recommended to all.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Crammed with all manner of interesting history that we ran out of time to study it all. Allow yourselves plenty of time if you visit. Also some children friendly exhibits. A highlight for us was the history of the plesiosaur finds, including some real specimens, amongst the replicas, but lots more about the area.

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Whitehill, Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great for children and adults alike. The way the exhibits were displayed made it easy to understandThe enthusiasm of the owner was infectious.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A lovely little museum, purpose built in a charming seafront location. Well worth a visit, tells the story of this interesting town and its history, geograohy and famous residents.

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