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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Fascinating displays in a wonderful building

This museum is built on the site of Mary Anning's house and has a wonderful collection of fossils... read more

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marg826
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Coventry, United Kingdom
A great little museum

What an amazing place Lyme Regis is. The more you delve into its history the more you are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
martinwoodpeckers
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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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 visit and there is plenty to keep them busy in the new interactive geology gallery and learning centre. There are fossils galore, and you can combine your visit with a fossil walk to really make the most of your day out. Inside you will find a wonderful interior and displays that tell fascinating stories about fossil collecting and geology on the Jurassic Coast, and the personalities who played a key part such as renowned fossilist Mary Anning. You will also find displays about the artists and writers inspired by Lyme including John Fowles and Jane Austen along with the story of the famous Cobb, the Civil War and every aspect of the town's rich history. Please check website for seasonal opening times and for entry prices.
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“fossil walk” (71 reviews)
“mary anning” (52 reviews)
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Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
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+44 1297 443370
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is built on the site of Mary Anning's house and has a wonderful collection of fossils. There are plenty of drawers to investigate, posters to read, and a display which links the writers connected to the town. As David Attenborough says, ' It...More

Thank marg826
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place Lyme Regis is. The more you delve into its history the more you are impressed and it seems never ending. From Mary Anning to Lord Lister to John Fowles and the view from the Museum over to Lyme Bay and the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We, four people, went on a most entertaining, informative and memorable walk with the excellent Paddy and Tom. Tom bemoaned the dreadful weather (for fossils that is) but sunny and warm suited us and we did find fossils. The scheduled three hours lasted for four...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour guides, passionate and knowledgable. Great tour for kids and adults. Recommending it to all our friends!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short visit turned into several hours exploration of this unique museum where everything is very well presented and provides an extraordinary insight into Lyme Regis and its coast.

Thank Judi W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a fossil walk with my husband and 7 year old son. The walk was advertised as a 3 hour event but the guides stayed with the group for 4 1/2 hours and all kids left with a fossil (dispite poor conditions for fossil hunting)....More

Thank Josephine B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great organised museum with many exhibits explaining the coast and the fossils and life of the area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum is very informative, with a nice variety of displays. The museum offers fossil walks. Highly recommend a fossil walk while you are in Lyme Regis. Excellent guides.

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Thought we'd take in a fossil walk as we know nothing of fossils or how to find them...and no it's not about looking down as you walk! Not unless you have a trained eye! As 2 50 somethings we were fascinated and came home with...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

When you are interested in some history and fossils and the story of Mary Anning, this is the place. Several exhibits and reconstructions or copies of the famous ichtyosaurus.are on display. A 3D model you can open by hand is available of the coastal structure....More

Thank huys25
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