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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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This museum has a large display of fossils from the area.

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Bigger than you think

We found this an hour or so well spent out of the rain. Bigger than we thought and more interesting! Recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Roger G
Woking, United Kingdom

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Woking, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found this an hour or so well spent out of the rain. Bigger than we thought and more interesting! Recommend it.

Thank Roger G
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm quite sure that this museum could start off a life-times interest in fossils for the right child. There is so much of interest here and a lot of it is very hands-on for youngsters, for instance they can see samples of the various ages of the Jurassic Coast by turning the pages of a book (very heavy). The staff... More 

Thank lindypindydbwoods
Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of information & displays, loads of stuff on Lyme Regis. Great displays, spread out on various floors, from when the area formed up to the present day. Only stayed for 90 minutes but could have been there all day if we had the time.

Thank Dorian R
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this museum - it managed to convey a lot of information in a small space. For some people's taste there might have been too much written explanation - but that is what museums are for, isn't it? To explain, to contextualise etc. Not much point in providing artefacts from the Monmouth Rebellion if visitors don't know who Monmouth... More 

Thank pauvregourmand
Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the museum although it's small and limited. It passes an hour and had a few interesting exhibits.

Thank Terry T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you've visited the Cobb, the museum is a must-see as it has all the background & history to not just the Cobb but Lyme Regis generally & it's prominent inhabitants. Very reasonable entrance fee which entitles you to free visits for the whole year. If you like history you'll enjoy this. I spent about 1 hour browsing around.

Thank grumpyolegit
Paris, France
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Focused on the history of the area with a small sections on fossils. To be taken into account depending on what your interests are.

Thank LaurentT76
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great morning. Had to reign in my son when, during the educational introductory chat (which he thought was a liittle too long but then all he wanted to do was go hunt for fossils), another large group walked past us and started combing the beach.. Not to fear though as he soon forgot about this as soon, under the... More 

Thank PhiWa
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Children were as entertained as adults with a variety of exhibits in a small but architecturally interesting property. Better yet, admission for an entire year for the price of a single ticket ensures we'll be returning soon.

Thank In-love-on-hol
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This museum is a little gem with fossils, Jane Austen exhibits , local history, The Monmouth Rebellion and a host of other interesting items. We went in there on a wet day with friends expecting to be there for an hour and had to drag them out four hours later!

Thank Ktpcat

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