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Mary Anning Collecting Fossils – A poem by Megan Domaille

Posted on: 3rd June 2015

She felt the clocks stop Never more than beneath Lyme cliffs She felt the rushing tide rock The Earth around The thin line of times’ orbit She felt it knocked Or dropped, like the fragile pocket watch of A careless creator, scattering the beach With a mess of glass and dislodged cogs In some places,… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in June

Posted on: 1st June 2015

Coach Trip to Salisbury Cathedral Tuesday 16th June, leaving from Holmbush Car Park at 9.00am. See the best original copy of the Magna Carta, tour the Cathedral and visit Mompesson House. Organised by the Friends of the Lyme Regis Museum. Facts about Fossils A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew, at 2.30 pm on… READ MORE

EVENTS: Mary Anning Weekend

Posted on: 15th May 2015

Next weekend, 23-24 May, Lyme Regis Museum celebrates Mary Anning Weekend , with free entrance to the museum on Saturday 23rd and fossil polishing on the terrace on both days between 10 am and 4 pm. Other activities: Natalie Manifold will give an illustrated talk on Mary Anning in the museum at 3.15 on Sat… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in May

Posted on: 29th April 2015

LYME REGIS MUSEUM DOES FOSSIL FEST The Museum has lots of exciting activities and exhibits for Fossil Fest on 1-3rd May. All day in the Marquee on the beach, our team will be providing fossil polishing; ammonites can be purchased at pocket-money prices; you will be shown how to prepare your fossil for its final… READ MORE

Lyme's Battle with the Sea

Lyme’s Battle with the Sea

Posted on: 24th April 2015

The web-site now contains two extensive articles about the Town’s sea defences by Museum researcher, Richard Bull. Click here to read the articles.

EVENTS: Coming up in April

Posted on: 1st April 2015

The summer season has started at Lyme Regis Museum with opening hours 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m Mondays to Saturdays and 11.00 a.m.till 5.00 p.m on Sundays. April sees a new exhibition in the Rotunda and a cake and home produce stall from the new “Help us Grow” group. More events are planned for the… READ MORE

Early Lyme Regis

Early Lyme Regis

Posted on: 27th March 2015

We now have an article about the very early settlements around Lyme. Click here to read it.

Mary Anning Wing Public Consultation

Posted on: 18th March 2015

Lyme Regis Museum wants to hear what the people of Lyme think about its plans to extend the museum through the creation of the Mary Anning Wing. Director David Tucker said “As many people know, the museum has been working on a plan to extend the museum for several years. We are making excellent progress… READ MORE

New in the Museum: Novelty Postcards

New in the Museum: Novelty Postcards

Posted on: 11th March 2015

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.

Sea Defences - The Cobb breakwater

Sea Defences – The Cobb breakwater

Posted on: 11th March 2015

Our web-site now contains an article giving an extensive history of the Cobb breakwater. Click here to read Richard Bull’s article.