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Amazing museum - Highly recommended!

My husband and I have visited the Lyme Regis Philpot Museum earlier this month and it was an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DeeDee8Dexter
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Reading, United Kingdom
Mrs.E

Brilliant little Museum - full of interesting historical facts about Lyme! Allow about an hour to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stitches2016
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West Sussex, 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...more
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Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DeeDee8Dexter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant little Museum - full of interesting historical facts about Lyme! Allow about an hour to wander. The building was intriguing too. Very good value for money.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stitches2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NB1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KentishKate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - fascinating items and very child friendly. Enthusiastic volunteers happy to answer questions.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gus A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For such a small place there is a lot to see. We were all impressed and the kids were entertained by their quiz. A great little place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Q5132SRjonathanw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rosies884
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 79kimmyb
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Two adults and one five year old was less than £!0 for a ticket which could be used for the following 12 months - highly recommended whatever!
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