Museum Visits, Walks and Workshops 

We offer fossil walks, talks and workshops, led by our Museum Education Officer Chris Andrew and a small team of expert fossil hunters, scientists and education specialists.

We are happy to tailor visits to suit your group’s needs and interests. Please contact us, if you would like help planning your visit.


Mary Anning

Learn about Mary Anning, her remarkable life and the amazing fossils she found here in Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis museum stands on the site of Mary’s first home and fossil shop, so the class will see the square where she lived and the beaches where she collected fossils, including the cliffs where she found her first Ichthyosaur. This session takes place in the new Fine Foundation education room and includes a guided tour of our Geology Gallery to see the museum’s fossil collection, including fossils found by Mary Anning and her contemporaries.

Duration:             2 hrs

Numbers:            32 children maximum

Cost:                      £3.75 per pupil (Staff and Supervising Adults FREE)

School group on a fossil walkSchool children looking for fossils

 Fossil Walks

Join Chris Andrew and explore the beaches around Lyme Regis where Mary Anning went fossil hunting. This session covers how fossils form and the geology of the Jurassic Coast, as well as Mary’s life and the amazing creatures she discovered. Pupils will also find fossils on the beach to take back to school.

Fossil walks are tide dependant, so start times vary. See the planned dates and times for walks to help plan your visit.

Duration           2 ½ hrs

Numbers            70 children. Large groups require extra guides and  will be split into two groups.

Cost                   £4.25 per pupil (minimum £75 for groups of less than 18) Staff and Supervising Adults FREE


“That was awesome! Cool! I loved the bit on the beach as I knew more than when I went before.Can we do it again?! Exeter College students 2017.

Please can we offer a very big thank you to Chris Andrew for his wonderful illustrated talk and fossil beach tour on Thursday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and we all learnt a lot. Inspiring! Staff Exeter College 2017.

Jurassic Fossils

Discover Ammonites, Ichthyosaurs, Plesiosaurs and many other creatures that were living in the Jurassic seas around Lyme Regis 200 million years ago. Find out how fossils form, and why we find so many in the rocks and clay around Lyme Regis, as well as discovering how these creatures evolved and interacted.

Pupils will handle real fossils and models as well as visiting our new geology gallery.

Duration:             2 hrs

Numbers:            32 children maximum

Cost:                      £3.75 per pupil (Staff and Supervising Adults FREE)


Your class will learn more about marine life and the amazing creatures that live in the rock pools of Broad Ledge. Lyme Regis is a special place for rockpooling and our experienced guide will meet your class at the museum and take you out on to the beach at low tide to explore the rock pools. Pupils will take part in a range of activities including; identifying and naming animals and plants, as well as gathering, recording and classifying data.

Please note, rockpooling activities are dependent on low tides, so days and start times vary.

Duration             2 ½ hrs

Numbers             32 Maximum

Cost                       £4.25 per pupil                  (Staff and Supervising Adults FREE).

” really wanted to thank you for your wonderful talk and walk and the enthusiasm you gave to the children who simply had the best day out possible. Thank you so much for arranging it all and hope that we can bring another group one day and have to say that personally it was the best trip I have taken a group on, …”

Jane Darkin – Yeoford Primary School

To make a booking or enquiry please contact:

Bridget Houseago, Operations Manager
Tel: 01297 443370

Or download, complete and return the Group Enquiry Form:

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