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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, Lyme Regis

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Located at the end of the historic "Cobb" (harbor wall), Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium educates visitors about the fish and marine life of the area. This child-friendly venue allows you to participate in hands-on exhibits: hold a starfish, hand-feed a mullet fish, and touch a lobster. The aquarium also displays nautical artifacts and shows a presentation about the area's history, including the Cobb. This aquarium is a great rainy-day destination. Add Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium to your Lyme Regis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lyme Regis trip itinerary maker website.
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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium reviews

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  • The aquarium is tiny, but oh so worth the visit. I went with my family. (Wheelchair users are free.) The staff are helpful and polite. The tanks are high if your sat in a wheelchair, and it is... 
    The aquarium is tiny, but oh so worth the visit. I went with my family. (Wheelchair users are free.) The staff are helpful and polite. The tanks are high if your sat in a wheelchair, and it is...  more »
  • The poor creatures in this aquarium look as miserable as the tanks they live in, no consideration has been given to providing any of them with a more natural habitat! Having kept many types of fish... 
    The poor creatures in this aquarium look as miserable as the tanks they live in, no consideration has been given to providing any of them with a more natural habitat! Having kept many types of fish...  more »
  • We paid £22 for 2 adults and 1 child to visit. Plus another £3 to feed the mullet fish. The aquarium consists of two small rooms which took us 5 mins to look around. Very disappointing for the price.....  more
    We paid £22 for 2 adults and 1 child to visit. Plus another £3 to feed the mullet fish. The aquarium consists of two small rooms which took us 5 mins to look around. Very disappointing for the price.....  more »
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  • An amazing family run aquarium. We visited with our two toddlers and they loved it. Yes its small but do not let that put you off. The son who was working was very knowledgeable and friendly, he was perfect with the kids. Feeding the fish was a lot of fun and holding the starfish the kids favourite. Thank you to all of the team that run the aquarium and make it all possible.
  • This is a very small but perfectly formed marine aquarium the feeding of the Mullets was great fun and we got to hold starfish which was great very friendly knowledgeable staff! The bulk fish/crabs etc are caught locally and rotated back into the sea which is great but we did feel that £8 was bit over priced as only in there bout 20mins then an extra £3 per pot for fish food!
  • Are you kidding me? Who knew places like this still existed? You can have your corporate owned pristine aquariums where you can view lots of animals behind glass in a very clinically observational manner....boring! Or you can come here, talk to Max, learn some stuff, and actually touch some stuff. Feeding the Mullet is a highlight for young and old....guaranteed, and really, it's a once in a lifetime sort of experience! Certainly I've not heard of Mullet feeding anywhere else. This place is AMAZING. Compact and Rustic for sure, but in terms of an experience....well the place is invaluable. Good stuff Max!
  • Really nice little aquarium, we got to feed some fish and hold a starfish and the staff were really friendly and informative. It was quite small but had a nice little collection
  • This was a lovely experience for the kids, they were able to feed the fish by hand which was awesome and they’re still talking about it a week later. They held a starfish and the guys who ran it were great. But… It was VERY expensive for the size and we left feeling very deflated after spending £34 for 2 adults and 3 children (the cost of a full day at the zoo) we were in and out within 15 mins which really put a downer on the experience. Wouldn’t go again and would recommend one adult take the children in rather than pay for two adults.

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