We’ve just discovered that ‘Curiosity’, NASA’s long serving planetary rover on Mars (3,000 Mars days or ‘Sols’ and counting) has carried out test drillings, and that two of these ground breaking boreholes have been named after Lyme’s most famous citizen, Mary Anning. Mary’s fame and importance as a scientist is spreading. Not only does she… READ MORE
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A creative project for wellbeing and pleasure Lyme Regis Museum is full of curious things, we often ask ourselves; how did it get here, who made it, why is it special? This exciting new project will be part of our centenary celebrations and we are inviting you to join us to take an exclusive look… READ MORE
Lyme Regis Museum has been awarded £60,000 as part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. It will ensure that our charity, as it approaches its 100th birthday has the resilience, as long a we are very careful, to weather the impact of the pandemic. We… READ MORE
It is wonderful to be re-opening Lyme Regis Museum on Tuesday 8 September and we are looking forward to hearing the happy buzz of visitors in the galleries again. The days are still warm and long on the coast, ideal for a visit to this fascinating town with its amazing history and heritage. With a… READ MORE
Find out about fossils with modern-day ‘Mary Anning’, geologist Dr Anjana Khatwa. We’re releasing a series of short films on You Tube, where Anjana brings our fossils to life in a style very much aimed at young children. Discover fossilised poo and much more! Follow this link to to Find out about Fossils!
A songwriting geologist is probably quite rare, and the same can probably be said for songs about Mary Anning (or indeed palaeontologists in general). We’re delighted that Jim Truman (a song writing geologist) has sent us in a song about Mary Anning. Watch the video – it’s an extremely entertaining song (thanks Jim)!
A collection of over 100 original Regent Cinema programmes dating from 1948 to 1955, found in impeccable condition at a flat in Rickmansworth last year, are now the subject of a fascinating new display at Lyme Regis Museum. With an emphasis on British films, from the covers to advertising and classic photo stills, the programmes… READ MORE
Lyme Regis Museum is looking for enthusiastic people who love Lyme and its history, to help bring their newly refurbished galleries to life as Volunteer Gallery Guides. Museum Director David Tucker said “We’re looking for a new team of Volunteer Gallery Guides to play the important role of unlocking the museum’s world-class collections for visitors… READ MORE
Yesterday morning at 10.00am the museum opened its doors to the public following the building of a brand-new extension, the Mary Anning Wing. The new wing brings the museum up to date with improved visitor facilities including a lift, a new classroom and learning space, a brand new interactive fossil gallery and the most stunning… READ MORE
Yesterday at 2.30pm, we held an opening ceremony in the museum square with Tracy Chevalier and special guests Sylvia Oliver, our longest serving volunteer, and Anna Lovich who made the very first donation to the project. The ceremony was a celebration of the reopening of Lyme Regis Museum and an opportunity to thank all those… READ MORE