Friends of the Museum

About the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum

“THE FRIENDS OF LYME REGIS MUSEUM” is proud of the help it has given and continues to give to Lyme Regis Museum. We act as a support group, giving financial and practical assistance and providing many of the voluntary stewards, cataloguers, and other helpers.

As a registered charity (Charity No. 278774) we exist only to support the museum in every possible way, and to involve the public at large in this unique, vibrant,  something-for-everyone place of learning and activity.

Come and join us and become part of the Friends community.

Download our latest Newsletter

Our current focus is to help raise money towards the planned Mary Anning Extension.

We have joined forces with Lyme Regis ArtsFest to raise awareness of our Literary Dinner being held on 1st October.

Please make your reservation for the Literary Dinner by going to the Mary Anning Wing page.

See the ArtsFest 2016 website for more details on this year’s Arts Festival.

Converting your old slides to digital images will help as at least 90% of the cost will be donated to The Museum Development Fund.

Slide Advert

Apart from helping out at the Museum in so many ways we also have a social side which features interesting talks, outings, and lectures on a fascinating variety of topics. The degree of your involvement in any or all of these aspects of our work would be entirely up to you.

The annual coach trip is to Dunster Castle with an option to catch a Steam Train from Lydeard to Dunster!

Coach Trip to Dunster CastleOur next talk will be on Thursday 6th October 2016:

‘World Heritage Sites: the Best of the Best or just a nice Badge?’
Speaker: Dr. Sam Rose

Our full Programme of Events for 2016 can be found here.

How to Join

Single annual membership fee is just £8.00 and Family/Couple annual membership is £12.00.  Single Membership provides free museum entry to one guest and Family Membership provides free museum entry to two guests.  You will also receive a copy of our twice-yearly newsletter “Museum Friend” either electronically or by post, whichever you prefer.  Members are welcome to contribute articles and ideas.

The link to our latest Newsletter can be found above. Also an example of the type of interesting article in “Museum Friend” is shown on the Museum Blog.

Do join us if you can – it’s always such a pleasure to have new members on board.

You don’t live in Lyme Regis? Perhaps you even live abroad? No matter: your support would be most welcome just the same –  and you’ll have a ready-made group of Friends every time you come back to this beautiful town!

Just complete the application form (and Gift Aid declaration if you are a UK tax-payer) and return it to our Membership Secretary, Sylvia Oliver.

Many, many thanks.
Margaret Rose

Membership Secretary, Sylvia Oliver:
Application form (PDF, 63KB)


Sir David Attenborough, the world’s best-known naturalist
Tracy Chevalier, author of “Remarkable Creatures”, a novel with Mary Anning as its central character
Minnie Churchill

Further ways to support Lyme Regis Museum: