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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.

EVENTS: Coming up in March

Posted on: 1st March 2015

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

Newly found Ichthyosaur named after Mary Anning

Newly found Ichthyosaur named after Mary Anning

Posted on: 19th February 2015

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.

Family Fun Day - February half-term 2015

Family Fun Day – February half-term 2015

Posted on: 14th February 2015

Have great fun making a Pasta-saurus between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 19th February. Everything is free all day!

EVENTS: Coming up in February

EVENTS: Coming up in February

Posted on: 1st February 2015

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

New Exhibition: Serendipity

New Exhibition: Serendipity

Posted on: 18th January 2015

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

A shell-crushing Jurassic fish

A shell-crushing Jurassic fish

Posted on: 16th January 2015

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