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The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum act as a support group, giving financial and practical assistance.

Friends Chairman Margaret Rose receives a very welcome cheque from the Dorset Geologists’ Association A brass quintet plays in the museum’s upper gallery at a Friends social evening

About the Friends

"FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM" is proud of the help it has given 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.

Why don’t you join us and become  part of the Friends community?

Friends and museum desk volunteers Felicity and Sylvia enjoy the annual volunteers’ lunch The Friends Committee

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. Our events are detailed here.


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, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset

How to Join

Our single annual membership fee is just £8-00 or £12-00 for a couple/family, for which modest outlay you get free admission to the Museum, and you can bring along a guest, also free.In addition you receive a copy of our twice-yearly newsletter "Museum Piece", to which members are welcome to contribute articles and ideas. An example of the sort of interesting article in "Museum Piece" is shown on the Museum Blog.

Friends of Museum Brochure


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 .


Many, many thanks.
Margaret Rose




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

Further ways to support Lyme Regis Museum: