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New in the Museum: Railway Additions

New in the Museum: Railway Additions

Posted on: 14th March 2016

Following the interest in the exhibition The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago in the Rotunda Gallery over the winter, Lyme Regis Museum has strengthened its permanent display on Lyme’s “Bluebell Line”. It now covers the listed, mass concrete Cannington Viaduct, which is a much visited relict of the line, Michael Stride’s paintings and some… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in March

Posted on: 29th February 2016

Talks Tales of the Deep by Professor Denys Brunsden: 2.30 pm Thursday 3rd March in Woodmead Hall. Spectacular sea-floor surveys (geomorphology) with incredible imagery, including Weymouth Bay. Organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Rhode Hill House by Audrey Standhaft: 2.30 pm Tuesday 29th March in Woodmead Hall. Talk organized jointly with the Lyme… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in February

EVENTS: Coming up in February

Posted on: 1st February 2016

Family Fun Day Wednesday 17th February sees another Family Fun Day at Lyme Regis Museum, with free entrance from 11 am to 4 pm. Children can enjoy a dinosaur paper craft activity, with Alison Bowskill from Woodroffe School showing children how to make and decorate a ferocious T Rex and a flying Pterosaur(as pictured). Talk… READ MORE

New Exhibition: Ernestine's Story

New Exhibition: Ernestine’s Story

Posted on: 23rd January 2016

Lyme Regis Museum has a new exhibition in the ground floor gallery. It tells the story of Ernestine Collier, a local lady who lived all her life in Lyme and died there last October, aged 86. When she was sorting her mother’s possessions, Diana Hunt found that she had kept mementoes of events in her… READ MORE

New Exhibition: Almost a Distant Land

New Exhibition: Almost a Distant Land

Posted on: 10th January 2016

The new year is underway at Lyme Regis Museum with a new art exhibition by Liz Somerville. Situated in the Rotunda, it will continue until mid-April. It is titled “Almost a Distant Land” because Liz feels that Dorset has a dreamy, far away quality. Original hand-coloured linocuts and photographic reproductions show how the land meets… READ MORE

he Lyme Railway - Exhibition Extended!

Railway Exhibition – Last Few Days!

Posted on: 6th January 2016

Sadly our popular exhibition entitled “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago” will be closing after this coming weekend. So if you haven’t seen it yet, or would like to visit it again, there are just a few days left to catch it – in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum.

EVENTS: Coming up in January

Posted on: 1st January 2016

January is a quiet month but even in the middle of Winter you can enjoy our current exhibition and regular fossil walks: Exhibition Currently on display in the Rotunda Gallery is “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago”. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the axing of the rail connection between Axminster and Lyme… READ MORE

he Lyme Railway - Exhibition Extended!

The Lyme Railway – Exhibition Extended!

Posted on: 28th December 2015

Just a quick note to say that the popular railway exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum will continue into the New Year and until further notice. Currently on display in the Rotunda Gallery, “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago” marks the 50th anniversary of Dr Beeching’s closure of the line from Axminster to Lyme Regis…. READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in December

Posted on: 30th November 2015

Shipwrecks of Lyme Bay Tuesday 8th December at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: A talk by Nigel Clarke, organized jointly with the Lyme Regis Society. Children’s Craft Activities Wednesday 30th December 11 am to 2 pm: Decorate ammonite plates and make a dinosaur on a stick – suitable for ages 3 to 12. Price £2.50 per… READ MORE

NOW ONLINE: Mary Anning's Commonplace Book

NOW ONLINE: Mary Anning’s Commonplace Book

Posted on: 30th November 2015

Mary Anning’s Commonplace Book is on display at Lyme Regis Museum, but it is too fragile for handling so a scanned copy has now been placed on the Museum’s web site to make it more easily accessible – click here to see it. © On loan from Dorset County Museum which retains copyright and from… READ MORE