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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

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Address: The Cobb, Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ, England
Phone Number: 01297 444230
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Presents local fish and marine life of the Jurassic Coast in an historic...

Presents local fish and marine life of the Jurassic Coast in an historic building on the Cobb. During a visit you can interact with the sea creatures. Enjoy the truly unique experience of hand feeding the mullet, holding a starfish and stroking a giant lobster.

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very friendly and really hands on

We went on 27 July. We were personally shown the mullet feeding and had pictures with the large crab and starfish. The staff were very happy to offer any assistance to make this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ian G
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff were friendly and helpful. Personally I felt it was way over priced for what it was. Like another review states, I've seen more fish in a pet shop and felt a little sorry for the fish being stuck in tiny tanks, they take enough money to keep them in bigger tanks. Thankfully, the kids enjoyed it.

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Thank willowpetal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on 27 July. We were personally shown the mullet feeding and had pictures with the large crab and starfish. The staff were very happy to offer any assistance to make this an enjoyable experience and clearly love doing what they do. An hour well spent

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Thank Ian G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter is starfish mad and has been desperate to see a starfish this holiday most aquariums we have been to do not have them. Not only did she see one but she got to hold one!! Fantastic experience for all the family. An additional bonus was being able to hand feed the mullets. This is a very small aquarium... More 

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Thank Lindsay M
Bramley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a must see attraction well worth the visit. The kids loved the whole experience it was very relaxed and not rushed like a lot of the bigger attractions you go to. We were a party of 10 but nothing was too much trouble and we learned a lot about the species in there. Loved feeding the mullett, holding the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marine Aquarium at Lyme Regis was good, with informed and enthusiastic staff. Given the entrance fee we did expect more. That being said, the visit was good and the opportunity to feed the mullet and hold the starfish was something that we haven't done elsewhere. We also saw the baby dogfish in their pods. The cost of feeding the... More 

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Thank Music E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and The kids loved that will definitely go again if in the area as the fish are really really really good

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Thank James M
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has lots of brilliant displays and loads of beautiful fish. It has a new interactive discovery section with videos about the local dolphins, storms in the area and local coral reefs. You are able to hold a starfish, and are able to hand-feed the grey mullet which the owner has trained over 12 years. The owner, Max, is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit the Lyme Regis aquarium and despite being very small it was being able to feed the mullet and hold a star fish and have a picture behind a crab. The staff are very friendly and happy to give information. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Neil D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not necessarily what I would call an aquarium (the average pet shop has more fish), but nevertheless a lot of effort and enthusiasm has gone into it. Bit disheartening to see the animals in such small tanks with so little to do, no enrichment as far as I could see, but very well-meaning all the same. And certainly educational.

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bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the aquarium today with some friends who were visiting from Bath and wanted to see some of the life around the coast. Max was very accommodating and showed us how to feed the mullet and then let us hold some starfish. It was really good and quite informative about the sea life we take for granted and it... More 

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