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The New Geology Gallery

Press Release: Museum Re-opening

Posted on: 4th September 2020

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

The Case of the Mysterious Fossils

Lyme Regis Museum Investigates…

Posted on: 27th July 2020

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!

Geologist Writes Song About Mary Anning

Posted on: 19th June 2020

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)!

PRESS RELEASE: Post-war Cinema Programmes in New Display

Posted on: 22nd March 2018

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

PRESS RELEASE: Museum seeks new team of Volunteer Gallery Guides

Posted on: 29th November 2017

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

Museum Opening

PRESS RELEASE: Lyme Regis Museum is Open!

Posted on: 18th July 2017

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

Tracy Chevalier cutting the ribbon

Opening Ceremony Held with a Special Thank You to Volunteers and Supporters

Posted on: 13th July 2017

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

The view looking east from the museum shop and reception

VACANCY: Museum Shop and Admissions Desk Assistant

Posted on: 6th July 2017

Lyme Regis Museum is seeking an enthusiastic and outgoing person to work in the museum’s shop and on the admissions desk 3 days per week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through the summer months, starting on Saturday 22nd July. Training on the tills is available if necessary. The post will include working with the museum’s duty… READ MORE

Lyme Regis Museum Extension

Lyme Regis Museum to Reopen after £1.5million Extension and Improvements

Posted on: 29th June 2017

PRESS RELEASE Lyme Regis Museum is thrilled to announce that its doors will reopen to the public on Monday 17th July 2017 following the completion of its new £1.5million Mary Anning Wing extension. Thanks to National Lottery investors and other funders, the museum can now offer a new interactive fossil gallery and Fine Foundation Learning… READ MORE

Lyme Regis Museum

VACANCY: Museum Assistant (Visitor Services)

Posted on: 12th April 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Are you looking for a challenge? Our museum is looking to appoint a museum assistant to help us run our visitor services through the busy and exciting period when our museum re-opens. It’s a full time, six months post and you’ll need to be computer literate, confident working… READ MORE