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Museum Opening

PRESS RELEASE: Lyme Regis Museum is Open!

Posted on: 18th July 2017

Yesterday morning at 10.00am the museum opened its doors to the public following the building of a brand-new extension, the Mary Anning Wing. The new wing brings the museum up to date with improved visitor facilities including a lift, a new classroom and learning space, a brand new interactive fossil gallery and the most stunning… READ MORE

Tracy Chevalier cutting the ribbon

Opening Ceremony Held with a Special Thank You to Volunteers and Supporters

Posted on: 13th July 2017

Yesterday at 2.30pm, we held an opening ceremony in the museum square with Tracy Chevalier and special guests Sylvia Oliver, our longest serving volunteer, and Anna Lovich who made the very first donation to the project. The ceremony was a celebration of the reopening of Lyme Regis Museum and an opportunity to thank all those… READ MORE

The view looking east from the museum shop and reception

VACANCY: Museum Shop and Admissions Desk Assistant

Posted on: 6th July 2017

Lyme Regis Museum is seeking an enthusiastic and outgoing person to work in the museum’s shop and on the admissions desk 3 days per week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through the summer months, starting on Saturday 22nd July. Training on the tills is available if necessary. The post will include working with the museum’s duty… READ MORE

Lyme Regis Museum Extension

Lyme Regis Museum to Reopen after £1.5million Extension and Improvements

Posted on: 29th June 2017

PRESS RELEASE Lyme Regis Museum is thrilled to announce that its doors will reopen to the public on Monday 17th July 2017 following the completion of its new £1.5million Mary Anning Wing extension. Thanks to National Lottery investors and other funders, the museum can now offer a new interactive fossil gallery and Fine Foundation Learning… READ MORE

Lyme Regis Museum

VACANCY: Museum Assistant (Visitor Services)

Posted on: 12th April 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Are you looking for a challenge? Our museum is looking to appoint a museum assistant to help us run our visitor services through the busy and exciting period when our museum re-opens. It’s a full time, six months post and you’ll need to be computer literate, confident working… READ MORE

Mary Anning Wing Visualisation

Loving Lyme’s History

Posted on: 24th August 2016

We love Lyme Regis Museum.  It’s charming, and it’s quirky.  But it’s bursting at the seams.  There just isn’t enough space to show off the town’s wonderful scientific and artistic heritage.  Or, for that matter, to look after our visitors properly (it’s true – we don’t even have loos!). So, we’re showing it our love. … READ MORE

Lyme Regis Museum in the National Media!

Posted on: 13th November 2015

The story of the Mary Anning token, now on display in Lyme Regis Museum, was picked up by no fewer than three major national newspapers this week: The Daily Telegraph carried an article The fitting find of fossil-hunter Mary Anning’s birthday token, 200 years on, which includes a photograph of Museum Director David Tucker holding… READ MORE

NEW IN THE MUSEUM: Mystery Find on Beach

NEW IN THE MUSEUM: Mystery Find on Beach

Posted on: 27th October 2015

This small metal disc was found on Church Cliff beach, Lyme Regis, by detectorist Phil Goodwin who has kindly donated it to the Museum. The inscription raises the intriguing possibility that it may have belonged to famous fossil collector Mary Anning. The Mary Anning Token The token is a metal disc about 25mm in diameter,… READ MORE

The Bearded Lady Project

The Bearded Lady Project

Posted on: 1st October 2015

“The Bearded Lady Project” is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Recently a team of American female academics came to Lyme Regis to take some images for the project, with the aim of encouraging young women to pursue a career in… READ MORE

A chance to see the Cemetery Chapel

A chance to see the Cemetery Chapel

Posted on: 11th September 2015

Ken Gollop and Graham Davies of the Museum’s Research Group are holding an open day at Lyme’s Cemetery Chapel today. It is part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and the building is open until 4pm. This is a very rare chance to see the inside of the chapel.