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PRESS RELEASE: Post-war Cinema Programmes in New Display

Posted on: 22nd March 2018

A collection of over 100 original Regent Cinema programmes dating from 1948 to 1955, found in impeccable condition at a flat in Rickmansworth last year, are now the subject of a fascinating new display at Lyme Regis Museum. With an emphasis on British films, from the covers to advertising and classic photo stills, the programmes… READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE: Museum seeks new team of Volunteer Gallery Guides

Posted on: 29th November 2017

Lyme Regis Museum is looking for enthusiastic people who love Lyme and its history, to help bring their newly refurbished galleries to life as Volunteer Gallery Guides. Museum Director David Tucker said “We’re looking for a new team of Volunteer Gallery Guides to play the important role of unlocking the museum’s world-class collections for visitors… READ MORE

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