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There is a strong tradition of research at Lyme Regis Museum and each year new topics are tackled.  The research team is made up of museum staff and volunteers, including professional geologists and palaeontologists and knowledgeable local historians. Please contact us at if you would like to find out more or get involved.

To assist with the research, the team have a number of valuable resources available:

Library - We have an excellent library of books relating to the history of the town and its environment.  This can be consulted by contacting the curator email:

Photographic and Postcard Collection - We have a large collection of photographs and postcards.

The research team sometimes has queries you may be able to help us with, and details of these will be posted on this page.

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In 2010 the Lyme Regis Museum embarked on a new project to research and document all the historic buildings of this Dorset coastal town.

 

Read more about the Mapping the Town Project >

The Lyme regis Museum has a wide range of material that can help you with family history enquiries and can signpost you to other sources of information if necessary. Please contact

There is a strong tradition of research at Lyme Regis Museum and each year new topics are tackled. In 2007, two volunteers at the museum, Graham Davies and Ken Gollop, decided to research the farms of the Lim Valley on the Dorset/Devon border with a view to mounting an exhibition. 

Read more about the Lyme Regis Farming Project >