As pictured above, Lyme Regis Museum has a new exhibit of Novelty Postcards on show! This features a number of novelty cards of Lyme, taken from a collection recently given by the Friends of the Museum. It will remain on display until mid May.
Our web-site now contains an article giving an extensive history of the Cobb breakwater. Click here to read Richard Bull’s article.
Vile Ministers and Poor Silly Creatures Thursday 5th March in Woodmead Hall at 2.30pm. A talk by Bruce Upton. Stories from Dorset in the Civil War, some tragic, some comic, all happening in the mid 1600s. Robert Hildyard – Lord of Catherstone Manor Tuesday 31st March in Woodmead Hall at 2.30pm. A presentation by Mike… READ MORE
A fossil ichthyosaur that was discovered on the Dorset coast in the 1980s has been discovered to be a totally new species. What’s more, it has been named Ichthyosaurus anningae after Lyme’s famous fossil hunter, Mary Anning. To read more about the ichthyosaur and to watch a video click on this link.
Have great fun making a Pasta-saurus between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 19th February. Everything is free all day!
Thomas Hawkins and his Sea Dragons – a mad, bad, fossil collector? Thursday 5th February in Woodmead Hall at 2.30pm. A talk by Stephen Locke. Hawkins was a highly successful and in every way extraordinary, notorious and obsessive early collector of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. A contemporary of Mary Anning but a very different character! Lyme… READ MORE
From 14th January, there will be a new exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum. It is a “lucky-dip“ of pictures and objects from our reserve collections, chosen and put together by the Curatorial and research teams at the Museum. Works by Richard Eurich and other Lyme painters will be shown, together with… READ MORE
One of the many impressive fossils on display in Lyme Regis Museum is that of a Jurassic fish known as Dapedium. This was first discovered by Lyme’s pioneering fossil collector Mary Anning in the nineteenth century, but one of its secrets has only just been uncovered by an undergraduate student at Bristol University. In a… READ MORE
There is still time to catch the Sydney Jessett exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery, which has been extended into the first few days of January. But the last day will be Sunday 4th January! A new exhibition should be opening soon – watch this space! Even though it’s the middle of winter, there are still… READ MORE
The Conservation of Seaside Towns Tuesday 9th December at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Peter Coe of The Lyme Regis Society. Organised jointly with The Lyme Regis Society. Know your Fossils Saturday 27th December at 2.30pm. A talk and hands-on experience of local fossils with the Museum’s geologists. Exhibitions The Sydney Jessett… READ MORE