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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
All reviews fossil walk mary anning local history fossil hunting interesting exhibits enthusiastic volunteers david attenborough free entry well worth a visit quirky building new extension jurassic coast on display three hours excellent value two hours local area
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
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
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.
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
We enjoyed a fun and informative couple of hours at the museum, the children had worksheets to complete which kept them involved and the loved the education centre. The staff were friendly and welcoming, love the fact that you can revisit within the year for...More
The tour was amazing. Paddy who leads the group is funny and so knowledgeable. You spend time in different sections of the beach and everyone comes away having found some fossils. You also get to go round the museum for free with your fossil hunting...More
There is a small table on display that features inlaid coprolites (fossilized poo) - it was owned by the renowned scientist William Buckland. It is so awesome! It’s one of the great relics of paleontological history! The rest of the museum is awesome too! A...More