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Mary Anning

EVENTS: Coming up in May

Posted on: 4th May 2016

Mary Anning’s Birthday Quiz Sunday 22nd May in the Pilot Boat at 7.30pm – Maximum teams of six – £2.50 per person – Pay on the door Facts about Fossils Sunday 29th May in the Geology Gallery at 2.30pm – A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew Exhibitions The Charcoal Maker – An exhibition… 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

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

Mary Anning Collecting Fossils – A poem by Megan Domaille

Posted on: 3rd June 2015

She felt the clocks stop Never more than beneath Lyme cliffs She felt the rushing tide rock The Earth around The thin line of times’ orbit She felt it knocked Or dropped, like the fragile pocket watch of A careless creator, scattering the beach With a mess of glass and dislodged cogs In some places,… READ MORE

EVENTS: Mary Anning Weekend

Posted on: 15th May 2015

Next weekend, 23-24 May, Lyme Regis Museum celebrates Mary Anning Weekend , with free entrance to the museum on Saturday 23rd and fossil polishing on the terrace on both days between 10 am and 4 pm. Other activities: Natalie Manifold will give an illustrated talk on Mary Anning in the museum at 3.15 on Sat… 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.

Great News about the Mary Anning Wing Initiative

Posted on: 27th June 2014

There’s great news from Lyme Regis Museum this week, with the announcement that it has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Mary Anning Wing Initiative. The project aims to make Lyme’s unique history and palaeontology more accessible to audiences of all ages and abilities. The Mary Anning Wing Initiative will provide… READ MORE

Mary Anning's Google Doodle

Mary Anning’s Google Doodle

Posted on: 21st May 2014

Occasionally the Google logo is replaced with a topical “Google Doodle”, either at a national or international level. For example, two days ago on 19 May 2014 Google celebrated the 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with an interactive version of the game. Today however it was the turn of Lyme’s most famous fossil collector, Mary… READ MORE

Mary Anning Day 2014

Mary Anning Day 2014

Posted on: 12th May 2014

Saturday May 17th is Mary Anning Day, when Lyme Regis Museum celebrates the birthday of our famous fossilist with a range of events to suit everyone. On Saturday, the Museum will be offering Free Entrance for the day, Fossil Polishing on the Terrace at pocket money prices and a free afternoon talk at 2.30 pm… READ MORE