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This walk through time is unmissable

Absolutely fascinating and information packed 3 hours. Chris and Paddy's passion for fossils and... read more

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BarbaraH810
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Aldbury, United Kingdom
Great little museum

We stumbled across this museum on our recent visit. Our 8 year old son absolutely loved the huge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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All reviews fossil walk mary anning local history fossil hunting david attenborough well worth a visit free entry lovely building interesting exhibits new extension jurassic coast three hours on display small space two hours local area packed full
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely fascinating and information packed 3 hours. Chris and Paddy's passion for fossils and for the geology of the Jurassic coast oozes from every pore as they talk through the creatures that swam in the sea 200m years ago or so... They gave so much...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled across this museum on our recent visit. Our 8 year old son absolutely loved the huge fossil collection and the model dinosaurs. It's quite small, bit is packed with fossil exhibits.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

… just like the fossils collection within. A quirky building with spiral stairs and gantries that was designed to be a museum. There are displays on the history of the area, geology, fossils and writers. It also has a cracking viewing area out to sea....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful and detailed record of Lyme’s geological, literary and social history. Whilst (personally) shrinking from the blast of Puritan propaganda that pervades much of the political material, you can only admire the underlying civic pride. The (small) section on Lyme in 1940 and the fear...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading Remarkable Creatures you can't not go to Lyme Regis and fossic around on the beach hoping to spi a fossil.!! The Philpot centre is extremely good. I throughly enjoyed my time here

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well renovated and with a lot of love for detail and the history of landscape, town and building which the visitor feels in every corner of the museum. A lot of interesting presented information for children, adults, palaeontologic enthusiasts as well as normal visitors....More

Thank Sicily16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Fossil Walk with Chris Andrew and Paddy Howe. It was interesting and fun, and we did bring back a few fossils!

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went on the Fossil walk this morning and it was fantastic! Our guides Chris Andrew and Paddy Howe have so much experience and knowledge and pass this on with humour and in a way that keeps everyone engaged, We walked along the beach and...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is a small museum, but absolutely packed with fossils and memorabilia representing the history of Lyme Regis. Fascinating, but would have been even better if they had more space available. The building os itself fascinating, but makes it difficult to display everything well.

Thank alexander g
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We visited in March 2018 when it was very cold and snowy. We had been down to Charmouth beach and found some fossils, so went to the museum to learn more. Great to learn about Mary Anning and all the exhibits were amazing. The staff...More

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