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New in the Museum: Railway Additions

New in the Museum: Railway Additions

Posted on: 14th March 2016

Following the interest in the exhibition The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago in the Rotunda Gallery over the winter, Lyme Regis Museum has strengthened its permanent display on Lyme’s “Bluebell Line”. It now covers the listed, mass concrete Cannington Viaduct, which is a much visited relict of the line, Michael Stride’s paintings and some… 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

NEW IN THE MUSEUM: Mystery Find on Beach

NEW IN THE MUSEUM: Mystery Find on Beach

Posted on: 27th October 2015

This small metal disc was found on Church Cliff beach, Lyme Regis, by detectorist Phil Goodwin who has kindly donated it to the Museum. The inscription raises the intriguing possibility that it may have belonged to famous fossil collector Mary Anning. The Mary Anning Token The token is a metal disc about 25mm in diameter,… READ MORE

New in the Museum: Novelty Postcards

New in the Museum: Novelty Postcards

Posted on: 11th March 2015

As pictured above, Lyme Regis Museum has a new exhibit of Novelty Postcards on show! This features a number of novelty cards of Lyme, taken from a collection recently given by the Friends of the Museum. It will remain on display until mid May.

The Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder

The Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder

Posted on: 28th June 2014

Lyme Regis Museum has recently helped the Jurassic Coast Team create a pictorial database of about 1000 fossils that can be seen in museums along the coast. The picture show’s our enormous ichthyosaur scull , the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur. Click here to go to the Fossil Finder to get more information on the scull and… READ MORE

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

Posted on: 14th June 2013

One of the most striking objects to be seen inside Lyme Regis Museum is the 18th century hand-powered fire engine, which has been a treasured exhibit ever since the Museum opened in 1921. Sadly, the fire engine never had much success in putting out fires, as can be seen from this photograph taken after its… READ MORE

Trapped in the Jurassic!

Trapped in the Jurassic!

Posted on: 7th June 2013

“Jurassic Dreams” is the latest in the ongoing re:collection series of exhibitions in the Rotunda gallery at Lyme Regis Museum. The idea behind the series, organised jointly by the Museum and Lyme Regis Artsfest  is to encourage local artists to take inspiration from the Museum itself. For this latest installment, Keith Robinson has devised an… READ MORE