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Forthcoming museum events

 

From Wednesday 1st October in the Rotunda

An exhibition of watercolours by Sydney Jessett
Click here for further information.

Saturday 18th October at 2.30pm

"Know your Fossils"
A talk and hands on experience of local fossils with the Museum's geologists.

Tuesday 28th October at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm

"West Dorset's Ancient Roads"
An illustrated talk by Russel Telfer of Charmouth's Pavey Group
Jointly with The Lyme Regis Society

Thursday 30th October

Family Fun Day from about 10.30am to approx 4pm
Free entry to the Museum!
Make fossil & dinosaur Christmas decorations in the Museum led by Alison Bowskill (from 11am)
Fossil Polishing on the Terrace (weather permitting)- Buy a fossil at pocket money prices, polish it and take home a personalised souvenir.

Friday 31st October

Fossil Polishing on the Terrace (weather permitting)- from about 10.30am to approx 4pm
Buy a fossil at pocket money prices, polish it and take home a personalised souvenir.

Thursday 6th November at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm

"What is a Shaman"
A discussion by the Curator of Ethnography at Exeter Museum on centuries-old practices involving interaction with the spiritual world. Illustrated using objects from the Museum's collection.
Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum

Tuesday 9th December at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm

"The Conservation of Seaside Towns"
An illustrated talk by Peter Coe of The Lyme Regis Society
Jointly with The Lyme Regis Society

Saturday 27th December at 2.30pm

"Know your Fossils"
A talk and hands on experience of local fossils with the Museum's geologists.

Saturday 18th October at 2.30pm

Previous Events

Look at some of our earlier events >


For general enquiries on events, please telephone 01297 443370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Events organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum -
Entrance £2.00 for members of the Friends and £3.00 for non-members unless otherwise stated.
The entrance charge includes refreshments.
For more information on these events call 01297 445503 or 01297 445537

Events held jointly with The Lyme Regis Society –
Entrance £1.50 for all (except September talk)
The entrance charge includes refreshments. Click here for more information.

See also

Get Fossilling on the Jurassic Coast! Come and join in with one of our famous Fossil Walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Lyme Regis Museum Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew.

Current Exhibitions Exhibitions

Information about exhibitions in the Museum

Guided rockpooling sessions on the Jurassic Coast with Lyme Regis Museum Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew.

See the landmarks of Lyme Regis's most famous fossil-hunter in small groups with local expert Natalie Manifold.

Earlier EventsAle Wife

This page some details of events that the Museum has organised (or helped to organise).

History WalksExplore Lyme's history in small groups with local expert Chris Lovejoy.

The Jurassic Coast - A Mighty Tale

A five minute python-esque introduction to the Jurassic Coast

View a short film by Travis Graalman about Paddy Howe, the museum's geologist, presented by Tracy Chevalier.

View the BBC's slideshow about the famous Lyme Regis fossil-hunter Mary Anning, narrated by Tracy Chevalier

Hands-on activity for all the family

Lyme Regis Museum has a friendly, traditional museum atmosphere, with something for visitors of all ages to enjoy. All the family can explore and enjoy finding out about fossils, the history of this small Dorset town, and the natural environment of the Jurassic Coast.