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We’re Reopening on September 8th!

Lyme Regis Museum Shop TillWe’re very much looking forward to being able to welcome visitors back to Lyme Regis. We’ll be using an online booking system on this site so we can give you safe access to our charming and quirky museum.

Our first duty is to protect your health, and after taking scientific advice we know that it’s very difficult to Socially Distance in our museum. We’re especially concerned for the wellbeing of tourists and local people, including our excellent staff and volunteers, some of who fall into groups defined as “vulnerable”.

From July 4th 2020 we’ll be running socially-distanced fossil walks for up to six people who are part of the same household/family, in line with government guidance. We are now accepting on-line bookings. Please follow the Fossil Walks icon at the top of this page to get back in touch with your own Jurassic Magic.

We have fun ‘make and do’ events on this site and you’ll find links to new Fossil Detective films for children on You Tube: just search for Lyme Regis Museum. Why not check us out on Facebook and Instagram where we’ll be providing links to our new digital content. This will include a virtual fossil where our geologist Paddy Howe will introduce you to the wonders of Lyme’s beaches no matter where you are in the world. We’ll also be expanding our on line school presence, so we can support schools who can’t at the moment visit us. If you can’t visit Mary Anning, we’ll do all we can to bring Mary to you!

We know the coming months are going to be demanding, but as an important cultural organisation we want to do all we can to protect health, support the Lyme Regis economy and protect local jobs, and turn as many negatives into positives as we can.

Finally, if you are able to make a financial donation to help our charity survive, please don’t hesitate to contact me on

Wishing you good health

Best wishes
David Tucker