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EVENTS: Fun with Fossils

Posted on: 6th April 2014

Wednesday April 9th is free entry day at Lyme Regis Museum. Come and see our collections of fossils and local history. We have two special exhibitions on show too; “REPHOTOGRAPHY” by Woodroffe School’s sixth form photography students, on the ground floor, and, in the Rotunda, “Drawing Inspiration”, a display of local landscape pictures. FOSSIL POLISHING… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in April

EVENTS: Coming up in April

Posted on: 1st April 2014

There are three talks this month: 2.30pm Wednesday 2nd April in the Guildhall: “The Day the Earth Moved: The Great Landslip of 1839” – an illustrated talk by Professor Chris Paul as part of the Drawing Inspiration Project running all the way along the Jurassic Coast at this time (see also the current exhibition mentioned… READ MORE

COMING SOON: Next month's exhibition

COMING SOON: Next month’s exhibition

Posted on: 16th March 2014

Next month will see a new exhibition at the Museum: “Lyme Landscape: Outstanding in Natural Beauty” – a Drawing Inspiration exhibition celebrating our local landscapes by Lyme Regis Museum. In the Rotunda Gallery from 2nd April to 5th May 2014.

EVENTS: Coming up in March

Posted on: 1st March 2014

There are two talks this month: 2.30pm Thursday 6th March at Woodmead Halls: “The Wonders of Glass” – an illustrated talk by Alan Leadbetter on the history and uses of glass. Organized by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 2.30pm Tuesday 25th March at Woodmead Halls: “Monique Bellingham – Lyme’s Canadienne” – an illustrated talk… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in February

EVENTS: Coming up in February

Posted on: 2nd February 2014

There are two talks this month: 2.30pm Thursday 6th February at Woodmead Halls: A talk by Tony Smale entitled “The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park”, giving a fascinating insight into this vital WWII story. Organized by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 2.30pm Tuesday 25th February at Woodmead Halls: Will Best of Manor Farm, Godmanstone… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in January

EVENTS: Coming up in January

Posted on: 23rd January 2014

The current exhibition in the Museum’s Rotunda gallery is “Blurring the Boundaries”: illustration and painting by Carolyn King – including the fun and factual book The Fish Lizard of Lyme. There are also plenty of Fossil walks this month.

NEWLY ADDED: Lost Buildings of Lyme

NEWLY ADDED: Lost Buildings of Lyme

Posted on: 4th December 2013

The recent exhibition “From the archives : Lost Buildings of Lyme” proved so popular with visitors that we have decided to share some of the highlights with a wider audience by putting them on this website. You can find them in the Exhibitions section – a fascinating collection of artworks depicting buildings in the town… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in December

Posted on: 1st December 2013

The main event this month is a talk about the Town Mill restoration project by David West, who led the project in the 1990s. The talk will take place on Tuesday 10th December at Woodmead Halls, starting with refreshments at 2.30 pm (organised jointly with The Lyme Regis Society). Even though it is the Winter… READ MORE

NEWLY ADDED: Cyril Wanklyn, Historian of Lyme

NEWLY ADDED: Cyril Wanklyn, Historian of Lyme

Posted on: 25th November 2013

Slightly out of order, but the third instalment in the “People of Lyme” series is now available on the Research page. This one concerns Cyril Wanklyn (1864 – 1943), who shared the honorary curatorship of Lyme Regis Museum with Dr Vitruvius Wyatt Wingrave between 1927 and 1940. Wanklyn’s magnum opus was his history of the… READ MORE

NEWLY ADDED: William Porter (1819-94)

NEWLY ADDED: William Porter (1819-94)

Posted on: 24th November 2013

The latest research paper in the People of Lyme series has just been added to the Research section of the website – No.4: William Porter (1819-94). Porter was born and brought up in Lyme Regis, and lived here all his life. Working first in the coastguard service and as a fisherman, by 1851 he had… READ MORE