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New Acquisition

Posted on: 30th January 2016

The Dorset Heritage Centre has returned to the Museum one of the bound sets of volumes in which Cyril Wanklyn had the Lyme Regis Borough/Court records translated from Latin where necessary and summarised. These records extend back from Victorian times to the 14th Century. The original records remain in Dorchester, where the Heritage Centre can… READ MORE

New Exhibition: Ernestine's Story

New Exhibition: Ernestine’s Story

Posted on: 23rd January 2016

Lyme Regis Museum has a new exhibition in the ground floor gallery. It tells the story of Ernestine Collier, a local lady who lived all her life in Lyme and died there last October, aged 86. When she was sorting her mother’s possessions, Diana Hunt found that she had kept mementoes of events in her… READ MORE

New Exhibition: Almost a Distant Land

New Exhibition: Almost a Distant Land

Posted on: 10th January 2016

The new year is underway at Lyme Regis Museum with a new art exhibition by Liz Somerville. Situated in the Rotunda, it will continue until mid-April. It is titled “Almost a Distant Land” because Liz feels that Dorset has a dreamy, far away quality. Original hand-coloured linocuts and photographic reproductions show how the land meets… READ MORE

he Lyme Railway - Exhibition Extended!

Railway Exhibition – Last Few Days!

Posted on: 6th January 2016

Sadly our popular exhibition entitled “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago” will be closing after this coming weekend. So if you haven’t seen it yet, or would like to visit it again, there are just a few days left to catch it – in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum.

EVENTS: Coming up in January

Posted on: 1st January 2016

January is a quiet month but even in the middle of Winter you can enjoy our current exhibition and regular fossil walks: Exhibition Currently on display in the Rotunda Gallery is “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago”. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the axing of the rail connection between Axminster and Lyme… READ MORE

he Lyme Railway - Exhibition Extended!

The Lyme Railway – Exhibition Extended!

Posted on: 28th December 2015

Just a quick note to say that the popular railway exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum will continue into the New Year and until further notice. Currently on display in the Rotunda Gallery, “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago” marks the 50th anniversary of Dr Beeching’s closure of the line from Axminster to Lyme Regis…. READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in December

Posted on: 30th November 2015

Shipwrecks of Lyme Bay Tuesday 8th December at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: A talk by Nigel Clarke, organized jointly with the Lyme Regis Society. Children’s Craft Activities Wednesday 30th December 11 am to 2 pm: Decorate ammonite plates and make a dinosaur on a stick – suitable for ages 3 to 12. Price £2.50 per… READ MORE

NOW ONLINE: Mary Anning's Commonplace Book

NOW ONLINE: Mary Anning’s Commonplace Book

Posted on: 30th November 2015

Mary Anning’s Commonplace Book is on display at Lyme Regis Museum, but it is too fragile for handling so a scanned copy has now been placed on the Museum’s web site to make it more easily accessible – click here to see it. © On loan from Dorset County Museum which retains copyright and from… READ MORE

Lyme Regis Museum in the National Media!

Posted on: 13th November 2015

The story of the Mary Anning token, now on display in Lyme Regis Museum, was picked up by no fewer than three major national newspapers this week: The Daily Telegraph carried an article The fitting find of fossil-hunter Mary Anning’s birthday token, 200 years on, which includes a photograph of Museum Director David Tucker holding… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in November

Posted on: 1st November 2015

Talks Thursday 12th November at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: Images of Dartmoor. The life, history and legends of the moor by Dartmoor National Park guide Tony Burges. Exhibition Currently on display in the Rotunda Gallery is “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago”. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the axing of the rail… READ MORE