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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Really great little museum!

Being an English and History teacher and a history buff, my husband loved this little museum. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ev M
Sydney, Australia
The new look Lyme Regis museum

Well worth a visit to the recently reopened Lyme Regis Philpot Museum on the site of Mary Anning's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fossil T
Bridport, 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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Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being an English and History teacher and a history buff, my husband loved this little museum. It was chock full of everything fossil you can think off with drawers and drawers to explore. There's history of Lyme Regis, photos, pictures and when we were there...More

Thank Ev M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to the recently reopened Lyme Regis Philpot Museum on the site of Mary Anning's house. Excellent displays of fossils, geology and local history. New extension with an educational room with a fantastic view - like being on the bridge of a...More

Thank Fossil T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit with or without children. Small, accessible museum portraying a wide range of very interesting aspects of Lyme Regis' history, natural history and connexions with literature. We spent an absorbing two hours here. The museum is housed in an old building...More

Thank Hilary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this fascinating museum today. There is so much to see, beautifully displayed in such a compact space. The recent extension compliments the older part well. We were fortunate to have a guided tour from the director if the museum-such an enthusiast! Thank you

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IT had been some years since I had visited Lyme Regis's museum but their new fossil section, opened by Sir David Attenborough, gave me the incentive to make another visit. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left it was money well spent,...More

Thank singhasam
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We spent well over an hour reading the history of Lyme Regis, how it was formed etc. The fossil section was great, there really is some large exhibits to view. There was a lot of material to read, very informative. Entry is just under £5,...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

A real must should you visit this town. Very interesting building packed with goodies and very informative exhibits. Staff are super and very knowledgable. Do go right to the top and see the creatures suspended from the ceiling.

Thank peter r
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Visited last year and was thrilled to find a shark bone on the walk which Paddy kindly cleaned up for me and sits proudly on my shelf. I love this coast and was dying to return. Convinced my parents to go on their way to...More

Thank Tania H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was a must for my husband and I as much of the museum relates to Mary Anning (my 4 x Great Aunt) a palentologist who played an important yet largely unrecognised part using her fossil finds and knowledge with the Scientificdevelopment of the history...More

Thank madowninguk
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

If you intend to go on a guided fossil walk then don’t pay to look around the museum first! The cost of the fossil walk includes access to the museum on the day. If you pay an entrance fee to the museum and do the...More

Thank Di O
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