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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Surprisingly nice!

We visited the museum with our 2 children (2&4), expecting it to fill an hour or so of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dominik G
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Definitely worth a look in

There is plenty here on the local history of Lyme Regis, which is pretty fascinating in its own... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roland C
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Lichfield, 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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  • Average6%
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Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum with our 2 children (2&4), expecting it to fill an hour or so of a bad-weather day. Despite the good reviews, we didn't expect too much. In the end, we stayed about 3 hours and will return in the afternoon! The...More

Thank Dominik G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is plenty here on the local history of Lyme Regis, which is pretty fascinating in its own right - note its involvement in the Monmouth rebellion. There’s great insight into local fossilista Mary Anning and a posse of others, as well as some great...More

Thank Roland C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked onto both the fossil walk and the rockpooling walk and they were both fantastic! Really knowledgeable guides who were really interesting to listen to, we couldn't have asked for more. Tickets for the walks gave us free access into the museum which was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positioned on the seafront this beautiful building houses a vast collection of exhibits. From very early settlements through Romans, parliamentarian support and WW2 up to a display of current artists work. This museum tells the story of Lyme. Additionally there is masses of interesting information...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to look at. The lightning in the box was a good touch. Year round pass is ok, but I’m unlikely to revisit within a year. Would have liked more variety in the gift shop but did have some nice stuff inc cards

Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely mix of local history, Lyme's literary asociations, and, of course, fossils. All sorts of interesting things to look at and discover. The new extension looks good, and no doubt the lift access is valuable. We were surprised that the shop had not expanded...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has some really interesting exhibits in it, and it's one of the few museums where I've come out feeling like I've actually learned instead of just a look about. The museum is cool, but the building itself is amazing, really creative use of...More

Thank Jai C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the fossil walk lead by Patty and Tom. It was an amazing tour, for both adults and small children. The guides were very well informed and personable. Even though it was not great weather for fossil hunting, we found several interesting fossils, while...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We did the walk with Paddy Howe and Tom today. Due to the unusual situation in the cliffs near Lyme Regis, it’s possible to find some fossils pretty much every day. And my wife and I did so. We walked about 2 miles, maybe more,...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Lyme Regis museum fossil walk led by Chris and Paddy was a great introduction to fossil hunting along the Jurrasic coast. In a three plus hour time fame one learns about the various geologic and zoologic features of the area. The guides, who seemed...More

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