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Explore the marine life of the Jurassic coast

Get up close and interact with sea creatures which inhabit our local waters

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Mullet feeding

Hand feed mullet

Get your hand kissed by our friendly fish as they suck food directly from your hand!

Hold a starfish

Hold a starfish

Lobsters and crabs

Get up close with lobsters and crabs

Discover close up the local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast and learn about Lyme's maritime history

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is a traditional family run attraction which prides itself on offering visitors a fun and interactive insight into the the sea creatures which inhabit our local waters. Situated at the end of the Cobb, Lyme's iconic harbour wall, our mission is to spark your imagination, arouse curiosity and give you an appreciation of the the amazing marine life which can be found along the Jurassic coast. The aquarium is brimming with local sea creatures, interesting presentations and historical exhibits, making it one of the most fascinating and enjoyable visitor attractions in West Dorset.

Buy tickets online and get 10% off

Buy your tickets online and get 10% OFF the standard admission prices.

Interactive experience

During a visit you'll have the opportunity to interact with the sea creatures. Kids and adults alike love the unique experience of hand feeding the mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with lobsters and crabs, all of which provide fantastic photo opportunities!

Lots of species to see

The aquarium is a brilliant place to visit come rain or shine and although we're compact in size, you'll find a variety of fish and marine life on display including bass, ballan wrasse, blennies, lobster, mullet, starfish, sea scorpions, crabs and dogfish.

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Mullet feeding

Let our friendly mullet take food directly from your hand. We believe the mullet feeding experience is unique as we've yet to come across anything similar. You start by lowering your clenched hand containing food into the water, you then slowly open your hand to reveal the food to these wonderfully tame creatures who will gently suck, caress and 'kiss' your hand as they feast upon the food.

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Hold a starfish

Starfish are fascinating creatures and inspire great wonder for all ages. When you visit the aquarium you'll get the chance to hold one of our five legged invertebrates in the palm of your hand.

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Step back in time

In our newly opened info zone you'll find informative presentations about the history of the Cobb, local fishing, the lifeboat and traditional coastal skills and crafts. There's also a video wall which features dramatic footage of the 2014 winter storms, dolphins in Lyme Bay and underwater video of the Lyme Bay reefs. The aquarium is adorned throughout with a variety of nautical and maritime artefacts and there's a presentation about Lyme's literary connections, making the aquarium one of the most interesting places to visit in Lyme Regis.

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