The latest research paper in the People of Lyme series has just been added to the Research section of the website – No.4: William Porter (1819-94). Porter was born and brought up in Lyme Regis, and lived here all his life. Working first in the coastguard service and as a fisherman, by 1851 he had… READ MORE
This month sees a talk on the subject of “Managing the Cerne Abbas Giant” by West Dorset Countryside Manager Robert Rhodes, who will describe the history of the giant and the management required to maintain such an iconic feature (organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum). There is also a wide selection of guided… READ MORE
The next Family Fun Day at Lyme Regis Museum will be on Wednesday 30 October, from 11 am to 3pm – featuring Fossil Polishing on the Terrace, a talk on Fossils by Chris Andrew, and the opportunity to make Fossil and Dinosaur Christmas decorations! Entry is free for everyone!
Starting today (4 October) until the end of November there is a temporary exhibition in the Museum’s Rotunda gallery entitled ‘From the Archives: Lost Buildings of Lyme’ – an exhibition of unseen artworks from the Lyme Regis Museum Collection.
There are two talks this month: Thursday 10th October at Woodmead Halls at 2.30pm: “All Boats Have a Story to Tell”. A talk by Gail McGarva, Lyme’s lerret and gig builder (organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum) Tuesday 22nd October at Woodmead Halls at 2.30pm: “The History and Operation of the Seaton Tramway”…. READ MORE
As part of Lyme Regis ArtsFest, the Museum is joining with Lyme Regis Library to host an event on Monday 23 September called “Memories of Broad Street”. This will be held from 2 to 5 pm in the Library, and will consist of an exhibition of artefacts, images and stories from the Museum archives relating… READ MORE
There are two event this month jointly organised with the Lyme Regis Society: Heritage Open Days at the Guildhall on Thursday/Friday 12th/13th September, and a talk by Peter Lacey on “The Maritime History of Lyme Regis” at 2.30pm on Tuesday 24th at Woodmead Halls. For full details see the Events page. There is also the… READ MORE
The website’s longstanding “Writers and Artists” page has been given a bit of an overhaul, with a new title – Lyme’s Literary and Artistic Connections – and more pictures and information than before on the wide range of writers and artists connected to the town… from Jane Austen and J.M.W. Turner to J.R.R. Tolkien, Colin… READ MORE
There are plenty of fossil-related events this month, with fossil polishing days on Saturday 3rd, Wednesday 14th and Tuesday 27th, and “Facts on Fossils” on Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th and Friday 30th. For full details see the Events page. There is also a wide selection of guided walks this month: Fossil walks every day in… READ MORE
A new exhibition from the Artsfest re-collection project inspired by the Museum’s collections. The Catch by Sarah Thomas is in the Rotunda Gallery from 18th July to 8th September 2013.