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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Fossil walk!

Because I am a scatty plum, I turned up with my seven year old son on the wrong day for our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SimBurton1985
via mobile
So much better after refurbishment

We visited museum on public opening day. It is very well presented, love dark wood cases... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Agnieszka P
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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
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+44 1297 443370
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because I am a scatty plum, I turned up with my seven year old son on the wrong day for our pre-booked fossil walk. I am eternally grateful that Paddy said we could stay! I'd have had a heartbroken boy otherwise, so I can't thank...More

Thank SimBurton1985
DirectorLyme, Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello and thank you so much for your review - I'm so glad you had such a great experience on your fossil walk and I will pass your thanks onto Paddy. Kind regards, David Tucker

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited museum on public opening day. It is very well presented, love dark wood cases. Collection is extensive and very very well presented using also modern technology which enable to squeeze lots in small space. It is so much fun and it is very...More

Thank Agnieszka P
DirectorLyme, Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your enthusiastic review about the refurbished museum - it's great to hear that you like it even more now! We're so pleased to be able to offer the new interactive fossil gallery, learning centre and visitor facilities as we feel they really...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone wanting to know about the Jurassic coast must give this excellent museum a visit. Enthusiastic staff, child friendly and excellent value. The family returned for a second visit a day later.

Thank Tony B
DirectorLyme, Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and for your kind comments. I'm so glad you had a great time, and enjoyed all the new activities for families. With kind regards, David Tucker

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visit recently (probably only because it was raining) however we were glad we went in, it cost £4.95 for adults and under 18s are free, there are many different levels and lots to explore, our children loved the digital microscope, if you gift aid...More

Thank latus74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small space with lots of interest packed in. Better than the average small town museum, imaginatively laid out and with an emphasis on fossils as you might expect - but much more .

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Our party of three , grandmother, mother and an 11 year old decided to book the fossil walk tour offered by the Lyme Regis Museum. What fun we had, walk was 3 hrs but in reality it was around 4 hrs by the time we...More

Thank Jimmish
DirectorLyme, Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello, Thank you for your lovely words about Paddy and Chris - we're very proud of the way they are able to bring the Jurassic story of Lyme Regis to life. I hope you can come back to Lyme soon and see our fantastic new...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

It was a wet and windy day and we didn't find much but it was still a really interesting and entertaining walk. Paddy and Chris brought along examples of what we might find (but largely didn't!) along with plastic dinosaurs to illustrate what the living...More

Thank Genghissian
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The weather has not stopped us enjoying our day! (It was wet and windy with a few period of sunshine). Chris and Paddy's walk was educational, informative BUT not boring. No questions were left unanswered. Highly highly recommend.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We went for fossil walk with Paddy in February and it was great! we found fossils before however with Paddy we found more than ever and we learn more how to find them. Somebody said before that if you want to find fossils you need...More

1  Thank Agnieszka P
DirectorLyme, Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words - I'm sure Paddy will appreciate them. As you probably know, you can book fossil walks on line through our website! I hope you are able to return and see our new fossil gallery in the museum...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This was fantastic. We went with our 8 and 12 year old daughters for a 3 hour guided walk and brought home pockets full of fossils we found. The guides were fantastic.More

Thank Roxswood
DirectorLyme, Manager at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for your lovely review of our fossil walks - Paddy will be most pleased to hear from you! I hope you can come back when we've finished our new extension, as we'll have a brand new geology gallery packed full...More

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