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Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

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Address: Coombe St., Lyme Regis DT7 3PY, England
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A traditional museum with more than 10000 specimens on permanent display.

A traditional museum with more than 10000 specimens on permanent display.

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A Brilliaint end to a great day in Lyme

We took our 9 year old grandson on a fossil walk for his birthday and went to the museum afterwards....what a brilliant place it is...you could spend a long time looking at all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Derek H
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our 9 year old grandson on a fossil walk for his birthday and went to the museum afterwards....what a brilliant place it is...you could spend a long time looking at all the exhibits. The proprietor was extremely helpful and informative. Alex just loved the place...A superb end to a great day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really good museum privately owned, thousands of fossils with clear information and the owner is on hand to help you identify the ones you have found.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The collections are commendable for an individual to have compiled, it is just such a shame that the owner is such an unpleasant and hostile person. Also, it is pitched toward kids (which is fine, but it should be noted for potential visitors) but the individual articles are interesting for any age of fossil lover.

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We found the museum a great way to spend and hour or so - our 5 and 7 year old were fascinated by the variety of fossils and other curiosities on show. The owner treated us very kindly and pointed us in the direction of a good fossil hunting spot then later in the day identified one of our finds... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It was very busy when we visited but that was to be expected during half term! It's easy to find although the car park is at the top of a very steep hill so if you have difficulties walking it may be best to look for an alternative parking area. I thought the entry fee of £5 for adults and... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I found this place very charming. It's no National History Museum but it has a charm hard to describe. Reasonably priced and friendly staff. Lots and lots of fossils. Adult enthusiasts could spend hours I'm sure. We were done in just over an hour. Our 4yo quoted it as the best part of the holiday and very much enjoyed spending... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Full of locally collected fossils and very good explanations of what to look for and how fossils are made. We've been several times now.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited the Fossil Museum without knowing anything about it. Glad we did. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. They may have been volunteers. Some of the exhibits were quite stunning. Spent about half an hour there and learnt a lot about fossils and fossil hunting.

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited this wonderful museum with an adult family member in June 2016 and returned in October with our daughter, son in law and their children aged almost 8 and almost 7. Every one was impressed with the layout, the variety of the exhibits and the general atmosphere. The children enjoyed the quiz and were absolutely overjoyed with their prizes,... More 

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Eversley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We popped in on a whim, but this was such a good find. Really enjoyed our time, I learned lots and loved the variety of exhibits and the humour in the descriptions and notes. Definitely highly recommended.

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