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Archive for June, 2013

NEWLY ADDED: Tolkien and Lyme Regis

NEWLY ADDED: Tolkien and Lyme Regis

Posted on: 28th June 2013

J. R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973), best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a frequent visitor to Lyme Regis both as a child and as an adult. A new article by Margaret Batt and John Dover, “J. R. R. Tolkien and the Influence of Lyme Regis”, has… READ MORE

The Lyme Regis Museum Blog has moved…

Posted on: 27th June 2013

After two years hosted by Google Blogger, the Lyme Regis Museum blog now has a new home on the main Museum website. The old blog will no longer be updated, so if you are following via RSS or have it bookmarked please change the link to

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

Posted on: 14th June 2013

One of the most striking objects to be seen inside Lyme Regis Museum is the 18th century hand-powered fire engine, which has been a treasured exhibit ever since the Museum opened in 1921. Sadly, the fire engine never had much success in putting out fires, as can be seen from this photograph taken after its… READ MORE

Trapped in the Jurassic!

Trapped in the Jurassic!

Posted on: 7th June 2013

“Jurassic Dreams” is the latest in the ongoing re:collection series of exhibitions in the Rotunda gallery at Lyme Regis Museum. The idea behind the series, organised jointly by the Museum and Lyme Regis Artsfest  is to encourage local artists to take inspiration from the Museum itself. For this latest installment, Keith Robinson has devised an… READ MORE

Museum events in June

Posted on: 1st June 2013

The Lymiad / Dinner with Dr Buckland “Dinner with Dr Buckland” is a black comedy, written in verse, taking a swipe at the eating habits of the the great 19th century geologist, William Buckland (“eating his way though the animal kingdom”). It will be performed by Fred Humphrey and Sandra Lello and following it they… READ MORE