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Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Great building and amazing collection to view

The Philpot Museum is a superb nineteenth century building with a very functional 2017 addition to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter C
Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom
Wonderful museum

We have visited before but this was our first visit since its remodelling. What a delight. New... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 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
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443370
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Philpot Museum is a superb nineteenth century building with a very functional 2017 addition to enable teaching space etc. The collection is well managed and expertly curated. A very enjoyable few hours of interest.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited before but this was our first visit since its remodelling. What a delight. New displays additional items a really good shop and friendly staff. A must for anyone wanting more information on Lyme and local fossils.

Thank weathervane10
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Considering that this is a private museum it is well worth a visit. So much stuff. Packed with fossils, narratives and displays it will keep the kids occupied for ages.

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 7 November 2017 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 27 October 2017 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 25 October 2017

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 17 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
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