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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

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