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Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

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Address: Coombe St., Lyme Regis DT7 3PY, England
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+44 1297 443541

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank MrClam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Msibley
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 

Thank Claire H
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 

Thank McFlozzer
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.

Thank CAFielding
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.

Thank Dio42
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.

Thank vickyo83
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Dinosaurland in Lyme Regis is a traditional museum of natural history, and particularly of fossils. It is a private museum and clearly a labour of love by charming Palaeontologist Steve Davies who greeted us warmly at the entrance. His personal collection is shown in this beautiful historic building of the famous seaside town in prime fossil country, ranging from local... More 

Thank Tillmann L
Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We visited with 2 young kids during our summer holiday. The building itself isn't massive, but I believe because it's well organised and laid out, it punches well above it's weight. There is an absolutely enormous selection of fossils and interesting things to see there. The staff are friendly, and they have a quiz to really keep the kids engaged... More 

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