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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

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The Cobb, Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ, England
+44 1297 444230
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Just brilliant

Actually went in Aug 2016 but trip advisor didn’t give the option to put that date. 2 teen girls... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarah C
via mobile
Not to be missed - a treasure of the hidden and living mysteries of southern coast

Having worked as marine biologists on the Pacific coast of the United States for over 30 years, we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warren-Anita
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Carson City, Nevada
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Presents local fish and marine life of the Jurassic Coast in an historic building on the Cobb. During a visit you can interact with the sea creatures. Enjoy the truly unique experience of hand feeding the mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with lobsters and crabs.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“star fish” (145 reviews)
“mullet” (464 reviews)
“lobster” (117 reviews)
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The Cobb, Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ, England
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+44 1297 444230
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Actually went in Aug 2016 but trip advisor didn’t give the option to put that date. 2 teen girls & 2 adults; we ALL loved it. Especially feeding the fish! We couldn’t tear ourselves away!

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having worked as marine biologists on the Pacific coast of the United States for over 30 years, we were overjoyed to find the marine aquarium in Lyme Regis. The exhibits discussing the local maritime history, from building of the Cobb to constructing lobster traps from...More

Thank Warren-Anita
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't really much in there and the place is quite small. You could spend 20 minutes in there at a push, so £6 seems a little steep. Especially as hand feeding the fish costs extra.

Thank Martyn T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit on trips to Lyme Regis. We go here every time we visit just to hand feed the mullet. It’s great fun and the owner is super friendly. Can’t wait to visit again soon!

Thank Charlie O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across Lyme Regis marine aquarium as didn’t realise it was even there. Were welcomed by very friendly staff who were very knowledgeable throughout our visit. Were able to hold starfish, feel a giant crab and hands on with the fish when feeding. We all...More

Thank Beth B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but perfectly set out aquarium. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff, able to answer my very inquisitive 3yr old questions. We fed the grey mullet which was a wonderful experience for my son and we were also able to hold a starfish we both loved...More

Thank Amy A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Day visit to Lyme regis. my wife, daughter and I had fun feeding the fish, holding starfish and having a picture taken with a very large crab. Our 4 year old daughter had a great time, we have visited many sea life centres and we...More

Thank nickjackson84
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Although different fish, you see more variety in our local garden centre. Very small, over priced, not that much to see and you have to pay extra to feed the fish from your hand which I would advise should be included. Friendly staff at the...More

Thank Marie H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went to this aquarium to take some shots for my art project and it was definitely worth it. The owner was incredibly helpful and took a lobster and crab out of their tanks to get good lighting outside. He was very knowledgeable about the creatures...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This one was expensive for what turned out to be a 20 minute visit that worked out at a pound a minute for a family. Yes, fish to see etc etc, however it’s just two rooms and looks really dated. The fish assistant was very...More

Thank Richard L
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