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Archive for February, 2015

Newly found Ichthyosaur named after Mary Anning

Newly found Ichthyosaur named after Mary Anning

Posted on: 19th February 2015

A fossil ichthyosaur that was discovered on the Dorset coast in the 1980s has been discovered to be a totally new species. What’s more, it has been named Ichthyosaurus anningae after Lyme’s famous fossil hunter, Mary Anning. To read more about the ichthyosaur and to watch a video click on this link.

Family Fun Day - February half-term 2015

Family Fun Day – February half-term 2015

Posted on: 14th February 2015

Have great fun making a Pasta-saurus between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 19th February. Everything is free all day!

EVENTS: Coming up in February

EVENTS: Coming up in February

Posted on: 1st February 2015

Thomas Hawkins and his Sea Dragons – a mad, bad, fossil collector? Thursday 5th February in Woodmead Hall at 2.30pm. A talk by Stephen Locke. Hawkins was a highly successful and in every way extraordinary, notorious and obsessive early collector of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. A contemporary of Mary Anning but a very different character! Lyme… READ MORE