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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
01297 443370
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Ranked #3 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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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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cracking museum, with a fantastic fossil collection. Great to learn about the history of Mary Anning and certainly worth a visit.

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Kessingland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I went on a fossil walk that cost around £10 and you get free entry to the museum for a whole year with it. Museum is well worth a visit. Great fossil displkay . nice to learn about the history of the Cobb

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Denver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a nice fossil and local history museum, but the highlight is going on a fossil-hunting trip with Chris and Paddy from the museum. Unfortunately, the warm and sunny weather of the previous week was not good news for the fossil hunting. Storms and rain would have been better, as would a winter visit, instead of September. However, we... More

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Hamilton, VA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not ever having been a wannabe paleontologist, I was a bit skeptical about a three hour fossil walk sponsored by the Lyme Regis Museum. But a trip to Dorset wouldn't be complete without some time on the beach with a little history thrown in for good measure. A group of 18 assembled outside the museum at 9:45am. After a brief... More

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Poole
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Packed with interesting exhibits and stories about the history of Lyme Regis. It's not all about fossils! Could have spent a day there.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum is nice with some interesting little bits and a very unique building but the stand out is the fossil walk. Paddy Howe and Chris Andrew are wonderfully entertaining, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Paddy helped Tracy Chevalier when she was writing her excellent book Remarkable and Paddy told me where various places mentioned in the book are now. Can't... More

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Bristol
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great little museum well packed with artefacts, lots of info about Lyme Regis, fossils and the literary connection. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small but fascinating museum run by enthusiastic volunteers. Something for all the family: dinosaurs / fossils / authors ( Austen and Fowles particularly) / WW1 history / local history. They are aiming to build an extension and enlarge displays, they deserve support. Entry for 2 adults and 2 children is about £9 ( and re entry free... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a great museum. My daughter has been very interested in Mary Anning since she dressed as here for a school assembly. It was by chance that we came across the museum and it was a great afternoon we had. There is lots for everyone here. We will be back as you get a free yearly pass!

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