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EVENTS: Coming up in January

Posted on: 1st January 2015

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

EVENTS: Coming up in December

Posted on: 1st December 2014

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

Another chance to see our World War I exhibition

Another chance to see our World War I exhibition

Posted on: 21st November 2014

If you missed our WWI exhibition then you can see it now, in high resolution, on our Past Exhibitions page. Click here.

EVENTS: Coming up in November

EVENTS: Coming up in November

Posted on: 1st November 2014

What is a Shaman? Thursday 6th November at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. A discussion by the Curator of Ethnography at Exeter Museum on centuries-old practices involving interaction with the spiritual world. Illustrated using objects from the Museum’s collection. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Exhibitions Two exhibitions continue in the Museum from last… READ MORE

Lyme Freedom returns from Down Under

Lyme Freedom returns from Down Under

Posted on: 20th October 2014

Australian coffee shop owners Jeff and Debi Johnson, from Crystal Brook South Australia, repatriated a Freedom of the Borough of Lyme Regis certificate at Lyme Regis Guildhall, today, Monday 13th October at 10.00 am. Its return, 76 years after being presented in 1938 to former Lyme Museum Curator, Cyril Wanklyn, was received by Museum Director… READ MORE

Museum Half Term Events

Museum Half Term Events

Posted on: 16th October 2014

October 30th sees Lyme Regis Museum running one of its Fun Days! Admission to the museum is free and Alison Bowskill will be at hand to carry out a craft activity with visiting families. On both October 30th and 31st the museum will be running its famous Fossil Polishing event on the museum terrace (weather… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in October

Posted on: 1st October 2014

The History of Book Illustration Thursday 2nd October at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by John Marriage. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. West Dorset’s Ancient Roads Tuesday 28th October at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Russel Telfer of Charmouth’s Pavey Group. Jointly with The Lyme Regis Society…. READ MORE

Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum

Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum

Posted on: 15th September 2014

Born in Bethnal Green, London in 1885, Sydney Jessett moved to the South West in 1939 with his evacuee granddaughters and wife, Ethel. Apart from service in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, Sydney Jessett was a clerk for the Church Missionary Society until his retirement that year. Living near Kittwhistle until… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in September

Posted on: 1st September 2014

Lyme’s Eroding Coast Tuesday 30th September at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for the Jurassic Coast Team. Organised jointly with the Lyme Regis Society and the U3A. This talk costs £3.00 but is free for members of these two organisations and Friends of the Museum. Exhibitions Two… READ MORE

An early American connection for Lyme

An early American connection for Lyme

Posted on: 25th August 2014

Mr Stephen Massil has contacted us with some new information about Lyme and a question. He has been researching the family of Henry Franks Waring who was Lyme Regis Town Clerk in the 19th Century. Although it was known that Waring was of Jewish descent (see Ethnic Minorities: Lyme Regis & West Dorset, Past &… READ MORE