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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

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Address: Bridge Street, 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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A little jewel.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger K
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Miami, Florida

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Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Roger K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank dazman_family
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Brian H
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (1 adult, 1 teen) loved this museum. It was like the whole town turned out its pockets and decided to show visitors who they were. There were large and small exhibits drawn from real people that gave you such a sense of what the area was like that I struggle to find any other place that compares. The building... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lively museum. Bit of a tardis inside as there are so many rooms leading off rooms. Very informative with a good range of information and some amazing historical photos. Better for adults than kids.

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Thank WeeHobbitt
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with my 9 year old daughter for a brief visit but ended up spending over two hours in the museum. A wonderful eclectic collection of all things relating to Lyme from the Jurassic Period on wards. The staff are warm and welcoming and if you manage to corner one of the experts, who are often wandering through the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The museum was truly a great find. We were really surprised how large it was inside. All the displays were very informative, and went through all aspects of the area- historical from the aspect of land and sea, archeological,literal. Great for young and old

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the fossil hunt with our expert guide Paddy Howes. There was a wide range of ages in our group from about 6/7 to more mature members and Paddy captured everyone's attention with his expertise and enthusiasm. Money and morning extremely well spent. The museum was excellent. Well laid out with so much to see. Lovely range of fossils... More 

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