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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

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Address: Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
Phone Number: +44 1297 443370
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This museum has a large display of fossils from the area.

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Do the fossil walk for sure

Paddy was so interesting and engaging and made our walk both fun and educational. Even though the museum is closed through the winter for expansion, the walks continue and can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
T F
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Coventry, United Kingdom

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We added a day on to our summer holiday on Devon specifically to visit Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. I thought that the museum had some good exhibits but it was very small and cramped and a bit pricey for what it was.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Paddy was so interesting and engaging and made our walk both fun and educational. Even though the museum is closed through the winter for expansion, the walks continue and can easily be booked through the website or by phone. We're very glad we went and not only did Paddy indulge our extensive questions, we also came away with a number... More 

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DirectorLyme, Marketing officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to review your walk. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Carmel More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum in the summer, but the walk was booked up, so as we were down on Dorset again, we booked in advance. We knew the museum would be closed but still had to phone for advice as to where to meet - not sure the website has been updated yet despite promise to the previous reviewer. But... More 

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DirectorLyme, Marketing officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review. There's a message on the website when you book a walk saying to meet outside the museum - I do hope that helps everyone. I'm so glad you enjoyed the walk, and we look forward to seeing you again after stormier weather! Carmel More 

W. Mass.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After initial confusion because the Museum was closed and there was no indication of where to meet for fossil walk, Paddy Howe appeared and totally redeemed things. He took the time to educate us on the fossils and how to find them, and encouraged us all on our finds. He handed out all that he found to the kids on... More 

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DirectorLyme, Marketing Officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review your fossil walk experience. Your point about lack of signage will be addressed shortly when new signs go up on the hoardings outside the Museum. I have also made sure that your comment has been forwarded to our web people who will add information on where to meet to the walks... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's a bit naughty to review...however we went to lyme regis for one particular thing...it's heritage, fossils and the museum has been closed for sometime yet can't be bothered to change its website. Unfortunately now we won't be back for some time....ring before you go

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DirectorLyme, Marketing Officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review. I'm really sorry you had such a disappointing trip. There's been a temporary closure notice on the main Lyme Regis Museum website for some time now, and also on our social media channels. I'm sorry that you did not see this message before travelling, and can only give my sincere apologies... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Fossil walk was outstanding - really interesting. Got the balance between information, fun and an enjoyable walk spot on. Highly recommend. Thanks for a great afternoon

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DirectorLyme, Marketing Officer at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - it sounds like you had a great fossil walk experience! Best wishes, Carmel More 

Chesterfield England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Excellent museum staffed mainly by very enthusiastic volunteers. A must see for anyone who's interested in fossils with some fabulous and fairly recent finds on display. The museum also arranges fossil walks with Paddy Howe and Chris Andrews which we pre-booked and thoroughly enjoyed. The museum ticket was included in the price of the fossil walk so very good value.

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wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We did fossil hunting walk today with Chris and Paddy, it was excellent!! Enjoyed every moment of the walk. Chris and Paddy were absolutely brilliant, the talk was so good, and the way they both explained everything was absolutely brilliant, clearly very passionate about what they do!! They made the whole walk and hunting for fossils so very interesting! Thank... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I visited at the end of August with my mum. It is an interesting, friendly museum which covers both local history, fossils and the literary connections of Lyme Regis. My mum is blind in one eye and had to be quite careful on the stone staircase to the first floor - or rather walking back down again. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a fossil walk with Chris, Paddy and Tom. It was a perfect day for the whole family. My 5yr old and 9yr old both loved it. The guides were so interesting and great fun, answering all questions thrown at them and taking time out for all the children and adults. Everyone came home with a fossil, which... More 

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