Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

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When: 01 Feb - 31 Oct 2013

Cost: Admission to the Museum costs £5.00 for adults, £4.00 for children (5 to 16) and under fives are free. Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £16.00. Tickets can be bought in the online shop for personal use or to send as a gift.

School discounts are available for school trips which are booked in advance and paid on the day.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm

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Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is a private museum which is owned and run by Palaeontologist Steve Davies and his wife Jenny. The museum contains a spectacular collection of the local Jurassic marine fossils. The collection grows each year and is now probably the best fossil collection on public display in SW England.

It is a traditional museum using the beauty and majesty of more than 9000 specimens to show people just how exciting and wonderful the world of fossils and dinosaurs really is.

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is housed in a magnificent grade 1 listed building which was once the Congregational Church. The pioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning was baptised here on 27th June 1799 and continued to worship here until about 1830. She discovered the first Ichthyosaur on the beaches here in 1811.

Steve is a Palaeontologist with degrees in Geology from Oxford and Palaeontology from London. He worked as a Palaeontologist in the oil industry with BP in areas as diverse as Alaska and China and eventually became Chief Palaeontologist for them. He left and bought the building that Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is housed in. He collects the fossils, makes the exhibits, writes the text..... And with Jenny’s help has made it a very personal museum. The collection continues to grow through new finds and purchases.

The museum is 100% self financing and receives no public funding or grants. The only source of income comes from admission fees which are used to maintain the building and develop the collection.

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Venue address

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PY

Venue contact details

Tel: 01297 443541

Email: steve@dinosaurland.co.uk

Directions

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is situated in the narrow streets of the Old Town and there is no car parking on site.

The car parks at Charmouth Road and Holmbush (on the A352 to Sidmouth) are long stay carparks which charge £1.70 per day.

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