Lyme Regis Attractions and Museums

Steeped in history, the Lyme Regis area has some fabulous attractions and museums, telling the story of both the land and the sea ……

Lyme Regis Museum

Situated in the middle of the town and built on the site of the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning’s home, the museum is a window into Lyme Regis’s rich history. Learn about the area’s amazing geology, its artists and writers and its famous fossils.

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

This private museum, owned by local Palaeontologist Steve Davies, is possibly the best collection of local Jurassic marine fossils on public display. An absolute must see.

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Located on the beach at Charmouth, the Heritage Coast Centre is a great place to learn about fossils before you head out to hunt for your own. A focus on interactive learning – computers, fossil touch table, fossil theatre – makes it a fun experience for all.

History walks

Learn about the rise and fall of Lyme Regis through the ages. Highlights include the spot where the Duke Of Monmouth landed for his failed attempt to take his uncle James II’s throne and the location of an 8 week siege by a Royalist army during the Civil War.

Marine Aquarium 

Stroll around Lyme Regis Harbour to the end of the famous Cobb and you will come across some old buildings that have stood the test of time and the ravages of the sea. Housed inside is the marine aquarium which provides the visitor with an opportunity to interact with the amazing creatures of the sea. Feed the fish, stroke a lobster or hold a starfish, all while learning about  the maritime history of Lyme Regis.

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If you like to know before you go, visit these great websites to enhance your stay in Dorset: South West Coast PathJurassic CoastFossil HuntingVisit Dorset and i Coast.

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