What's On

Please meet outside the museum for Fossil and Mary Anning Walks.

Fossil Walks provided by Paddy Howe of the Fossil Workshop.
Mary Anning Walks provided by Natalie Manifold.
Lyme Regis History Walks provided by Chris Lovejoy.


 Colin Bentley

95 miles of coastline,

3 years of art

Paintings by Colin Bentley, 1 June to 31 August 2018

Colin Bentley has known the Jurassic Coast for over twenty years but is only now exploring its geology.  In a three year project in collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust, Colin tells the story of this World Heritage Site through painting and drawing its stunning landscapes.  

In order to do this, Colin needs to understand its geology, history and people. 

When an Artist studies life drawing, they are encouraged to look at the anatomy of the human figure.  As with drawing the human figure, painting this coastline without an understanding of its geology would be difficult.

Without this understanding a landscape is just a view.  Landscapes are full of history, drama, emotion and life. 

You can see this exhibition throughout June, July and August in the Rotunda Gallery.


Waves Crashing Colin Bentley

Waves Crashing by Colin Bentley

Orcombe Point Colin Bentley

Orcombe Point by Colin Bentley