Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, Lyme Regis

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#5 of 66 in Museums in Dorset
Lyme Regis Museum stands in the heart of the town, just where the beautiful coastlines of Dorset and Devon meet on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Built on the site of the home of Lyme’s renowned fossilist Mary Anning, the museum is one of the architectural gems of the town and is packed with fascinating displays. Find out about Lyme’s early and maritime history, its internationally important geology, its fossils and the many significant writers connected with the town, from Jane Austen to John Fowles.
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  • The area around Lyme Regis, known as the 'Jurassic Coast', is rightly famous for fossils and at the town's museum there is an excellent collection of them for you to see. But it's not only fossils the...  more »
  • I don't like fossils and stuff (especially irregular echinoderms). The boy behind the counter with the little beard was a gem though  more »
  • If you want to learn about Lyme Regis and it's history this is the place to go. Well laid out displays, lots of variety and information. We spent a good hour and a half here - well worth the entry fee...  more »
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  • Great local museum featuring many exhibits about the history of Lyme Regis, the geology and economy of the area, and famous individuals of the area. Worth stopping into it you are in the area and want to learn more about this amazing place.
  • Not the biggest museum but packed full of interesting artifacts. The fossil area is very informative but not only time on display. I didn't know Beatrix Potter used parts of Lyme for illustrations in her books. The small item is dinosaur poo.
  • Lyme Regis is a must place to visit. Parking can a pain but don't let that put u off. A great day out.
  • +JMJ...Visited this museum during travels to meet with a British pen pal and her friend, May 1984. She knew of my fascination with fossils and that I had read a book about a lady paleontologist, Miss Mary Anning (1799 - 1847), who found many fossils which I believe a few are housed in this museum. Another reason this visit to Lyme Regis was so special was because I was able to visit Miss Annings' grave. And, in visiting the museum, saw many artifacts relating to her life and some of the fossils she found. There was even a display case of plaster mouldings from a Assembly Rooms. The display card noted that world renown author, Jane Austen, had danced in such Assembly Rooms when she lived in Bath. Aside from my own personal interests, it is by belief that any rock hound or geological studies enthusiast would enjoy a visit to this museum. Personally, I found myself to be in a fossil hunter's Heaven.
  • Fascinating and amazing local fossil discoveries, including large dinosaur parts. Interesting and helpful displays. Right next to the beach where you can find your own fossils.

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