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Surprisingly good little museum

Private, coastal museum experiences of the past didn’t set up high expectations and the front room... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
drpoll
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Very informative

Covers the history of fossil hunting, very informative, many exhibits. There is a section on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pamela D
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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"A delightful and remarkable museum, a gem" - Sir David Attenborough. Extended in 2017, discover 185 million years of history at this charming and friendly museum with stunning views of Lyme Bay. Families are very welcome - it's free for children to...more
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Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Private, coastal museum experiences of the past didn’t set up high expectations and the front room initially made me think it would be dated display-cases of local curiosities. Once upstairs in the fossil displays we were really impressed: interactive activities, multimedia displays, tantalising drawers of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Covers the history of fossil hunting, very informative, many exhibits. There is a section on literary figures in Lyme Regis and other historical facts of the area. Well presented.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an interesting couple of hours here. The museum is crammed with interesting information, facts and displays. It was quite expensive to get in ( over £5 ) but this does entitle you to enter as many times as you want within a year. It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a fossil walk arranged through the museum. Paddy Howe was a brilliant guide, very amusing but extremely knowledgeable, and everyone went home with a fossil or two. The walks are perfect for complete beginners, but there is a lot of information on geology...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DollyMatt
Reviewed March 16, 2019

My husband and I have visited the Lyme Regis Philpot Museum earlier this month and it was an absolutely AMAZING experience for both of us. If you're a fossil hunter or simply someone who in interested in history, dinosaurs etc, you'll definitely fall in love...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant little Museum - full of interesting historical facts about Lyme! Allow about an hour to wander. The building was intriguing too. Very good value for money.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stitches2016
Reviewed March 10, 2019

There is so much to see in this museum, naturally with a heavy focus on Mary Anning. In many ways it is a microcosm of Lyme Regis itself, a small place with so much to see and do. As a visitor to this museum will...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NB1957
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Lots of interesting dinosaur exhibits, artefacts and information. Also lots of history of Lyme Regis itself with a detailed background to the former cinema. Some of the displays are up a narrow staircase which might be an issue for some people.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KentishKate
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Well worth a visit - fascinating items and very child friendly. Enthusiastic volunteers happy to answer questions.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gus A
Reviewed March 3, 2019

You can't come to Lyme Regis without popping in. For less than a fiver it is absolutely worth the visit - lots of interesting facts, displays, fossils and curios. I've been fascinated about the life of Mary Anning, since reading the book 'Remarkable Creatures' so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Two adults and one five year old was less than £!0 for a ticket which could be used for the following 12 months - highly recommended whatever!
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