EVENTS: Coming up in August

Posted on: 31st July 2013

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


Posted on: 19th July 2013

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.

EVENTS: Fossil polishing

Posted on: 13th July 2013

The first of this year’s Fossil Polishing days is coming up in a week’s time – Saturday 20th July. Join us at the Marine Parade Shelters any time between 10.30am and 4pm. Buy a cut fossil at pocket money prices and polish it yourself… then take home a personal 200 million year old souvenir! For… READ MORE

Web-site upgrades

Web-site upgrades

Posted on: 11th July 2013

Regular visitors to our web-site will have noticed the major changes we have recently made with a new look and an integrated blog. However, there is more going on “behind the scenes”. We have been working with Webfooted Designs to generally improve the site for some months. The integrated blog will mean that we now… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in July

Posted on: 1st July 2013

The first of this year’s fossil polishing days is on Saturday 20th July – on the Museum Terrace or in the Marine Parade Shelters, depending on the weather. Buy a cut fossil at pocket money prices and polish it yourself… then take home a personal 200 million year old souvenir! There is the usual wide… READ MORE

NEWLY ADDED: Tolkien and Lyme Regis

NEWLY ADDED: Tolkien and Lyme Regis

Posted on: 28th June 2013

J. R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973), best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a frequent visitor to Lyme Regis both as a child and as an adult. A new article by Margaret Batt and John Dover, “J. R. R. Tolkien and the Influence of Lyme Regis”, has… READ MORE

The Lyme Regis Museum Blog has moved…

Posted on: 27th June 2013

After two years hosted by Google Blogger, the Lyme Regis Museum blog now has a new home on the main Museum website. The old blog will no longer be updated, so if you are following via RSS or have it bookmarked please change the link to

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

Posted on: 14th June 2013

One of the most striking objects to be seen inside Lyme Regis Museum is the 18th century hand-powered fire engine, which has been a treasured exhibit ever since the Museum opened in 1921. Sadly, the fire engine never had much success in putting out fires, as can be seen from this photograph taken after its… READ MORE

Trapped in the Jurassic!

Trapped in the Jurassic!

Posted on: 7th June 2013

“Jurassic Dreams” is the latest in the ongoing re:collection series of exhibitions in the Rotunda gallery at Lyme Regis Museum. The idea behind the series, organised jointly by the Museum and Lyme Regis Artsfest  is to encourage local artists to take inspiration from the Museum itself. For this latest installment, Keith Robinson has devised an… READ MORE

Museum events in June

Posted on: 1st June 2013

The Lymiad / Dinner with Dr Buckland “Dinner with Dr Buckland” is a black comedy, written in verse, taking a swipe at the eating habits of the the great 19th century geologist, William Buckland (“eating his way though the animal kingdom”). It will be performed by Fred Humphrey and Sandra Lello and following it they… READ MORE