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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

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Address: Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
Phone Number: 01297 443370

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

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Excellent, friendly museum for adults and children

A very well presented museum which greatly added to our visit to Lyme. It is quite extensive and has very comprehensive displays covering local history and geographical features... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very well presented museum which greatly added to our visit to Lyme. It is quite extensive and has very comprehensive displays covering local history and geographical features. Great thought has been given to involve children and keep their interest. A visit to this museum should not be missed, expect to spend at least 2 hours and then go and... More 

Thank Rover1950
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but superb museum has several rooms dedicated to the history and geographical highlights of the area. There are really well thought out quiz sheets for young people, which lead them around the museum in an interesting way. Children need to be able to read for the older children's booklet and to be able to enjoy looking for the... More 

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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to duck into on a wet day in Lyme! A nice collection for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of this part of Dorset.

Thank Rumbald
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was free for children and very reasonable entrance charge for adults. It has a wonderful collection of fossils and other local artefacts. It is housed where Mary Anning was born which makes it even more special. They had quizzes for all ages which was great to help the young children maintain an interest in what they were looking at.... More 

Thank ZWellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. A nice way to pass an hour or 2, with a mini quiz or a quiz for the children, which meant they didn't race round in 5 minutes and hopefully learnt something. They get a little polished pebble at the end if they complete the quiz. At £7.90 for a family of 4 (children are free)... More 

Thank kaithunter
Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Went in because info about Jane Austen this has lots about Lyme Regis and it's nice to see things about the town and area.

Thank Tail2Tell
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

While small, this little museum is full of great fossils and artifacts of daily life in Victorian England. Originally the home of Mary Anning, who was Lyme Regis' leading fossil hunter. She has a number of her spectacular finds in the Natural History Museum in London. The staff are very knowledgeable and free with their time. This is a "not... More 

Thank Roger K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this little, but not informative museum. Lots of Jurassic coastline fossils to see and all well presented. I particularly enjoyed the Jane Austen collection, as a big fan of Persuasion. A lovely way to pass an hour or two.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This was one of our must-do experiences while we are in the UK and we were not disappointed. Chris was very funny and jumping out of his skin to share his paleontology passion with us. Chris, I will forever think of you when the topic of Pentaradial Symmetry crops up next. Paddy was also very knowledgeable and easy to listen... More 

Thank dazman_family
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

An excellent small town museum, plenty of local artifacts and items of interest. Beware of the very narrow stone stairs, there is a separate staircase which is more easily navigated. Reasonably priced. A pleasant place to while away an hour or more. There is a small display by a local artist.

Thank Brian H

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