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Forthcoming museum events

 

Lyme Regis Museum does Fossil Festival

Friday to Sunday, 1st to 3rd May

All day in the Marquee on the beach, our team will be providing fossil polishing;  ammonites can be purchased at pocket-money prices; you will be shown how to prepare your fossil for its final glossy finish. They make memorable souvenirs of the festival and good presents!

Alongside the Fossil Polishing will be our Pop-Up shop selling a range of products including our new “goodie”, or lucky-dip bags. On sale too will be copies of Simon Winchester’s book, “The Map that Changed the World”, at a special reduced price.

Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May 

Free entrance to the Museum

An exhibition of "new" fossils on loan from Dorchester County Museum
Geologists such as Tom Sharpe,  Chris Andrew and Ben Brooks will be on hand over both days to answer questions about the fossil displays

William Smith's Map that changed the World at 2.30pm 
A talk by Tom Sharpe, former Geology Curator of the National Museum of Wales

 

Saturday 16th May at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

 

Mary Anning Weekend - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May

Saturday 23rd May in the Museum

Free Entry all day!
Fossil polishing on the terrace - 10am to 4pm
Natalie Manifold will give an illustrated talk on Mary Anning at 3.15pm

Lego PlesiosaurSaturday 23rd May at 10.30am and 2.00pm in the Town Mill Community Room

'Build a Brickosaur' with Lyme Regis Museum
A FANTASTIC EVENT FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN ABOUT FOSSILS! 
meet a geologist • learn about marine reptiles
create a Jurassic work of art • take home a lego© plesiosaur kit 

Tickets £10 for accompanied children age 6+
Limited tickets available in advance from Lyme Regis Museum

Sunday 24th May in the Museum

Fossil polishing on the terrace - 10am to 4pm

Cream Tea at Cliff Cottage - 2.30pm till 5.00pm
Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Click here for further details.

 

Ammonites R UsThursday 28th May from 11am

Ammonites R Us - A Children's Activity Day
In aid of the Mary Anning Wing - Cost £1

Saturday 30th May at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Tuesday 16th June, From Holmbush Car Park at 9.00am

Coach Trip to Salisbury Cathedral
See the best original copy of the Magna Carta, tour the Cathedral and visit Mompesson House (NT).
Organised by the Friends of the Lyme Regis Museum. Click here for further details.

Saturday 27th June at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Monday 6th July  at 7.30pm in Woodmead Hall

Herbal medicine
by Mary Tassell.
A medical herbalist reveals the secrets of natural remedies used for centuries before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin; some are still widely in use today.

Saturday 11th July at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Saturday 25th July at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Saturday 8th August at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Saturday 22nd August at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Saturday 29th August at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Saturday 5th September at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Saturday 12rh September at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Thursday 26th September at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall

Around Hardown Hill – Life of a Community in the 1800’s  
by Jane Ferentzi Sheppard.                                
An historical look at life in the Morcombelake area. 

Saturday 10th October at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Saturday 24th October at 2.30pm

Facts about Fossils
A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew

Thursday 12th November at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall

Images of Dartmoor                   
by Tony Burges.
The life, history and legends of the moor by Dartmoor National Park guide Tony Burges.

 

Previous Events

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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.

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