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.
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
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
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
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
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 http://lymeregismuseum.blogspot.co.uk will no longer be updated, so if you are following via RSS or have it bookmarked please change the link to http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/the-museum-blog.
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
“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