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The museum behind the woman behind the book

Great morning spent learning more about Mary Anning of Lyme Well laid out museum with good clear... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Neil B
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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

Reviewed 1 week ago
BarbaraH810
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Aldbury, 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...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 5 days ago via mobile

Great morning spent learning more about Mary Anning of Lyme Well laid out museum with good clear information.

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank BarbaraH810
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank gillevan74
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 4 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

Thank IzzyBella17
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 14 September 2018

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!

Thank wouter f
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

Thank CakeMum_13
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
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