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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 have an online booking system on this site so we can give you safe access to our charming and quirky museum. You can visit without booking, but be aware that we can only have limited numbers in the museum.

Other than on Tuesday 8th of September, we’ll be open between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Our first duty is to protect health, so you’ll be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival and will need to wear a face covering. We will also need to take your name and a contact number for NHS Track and Trace. They’ll be sanitiser stations around the museum and you’ll be asked to socially distance.

We’re also running socially-distanced fossil walks for up to six people who are part of the same household/family, in line with government guidance. You can book on-line. 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. Our You Tube films include Fossil Detective films for younger children and a virtual fossil tour where our geologist Paddy Howe will introduce you to the wonders of Lyme’s beaches no matter where you are in the world. We’re 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 look forward to welcoming you to the museum!

We know the autumn and winter months are going to be demanding, but as an important cultural organisation we want to do all we can to conserve Lyme’s unique history, 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