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
Archive for the ‘News’ Category
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
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
We love Lyme Regis Museum. It’s charming, and it’s quirky. But it’s bursting at the seams. There just isn’t enough space to show off the town’s wonderful scientific and artistic heritage. Or, for that matter, to look after our visitors properly (it’s true – we don’t even have loos!). So, we’re showing it our love. … READ MORE
The story of the Mary Anning token, now on display in Lyme Regis Museum, was picked up by no fewer than three major national newspapers this week: The Daily Telegraph carried an article The fitting find of fossil-hunter Mary Anning’s birthday token, 200 years on, which includes a photograph of Museum Director David Tucker holding… READ MORE
This small metal disc was found on Church Cliff beach, Lyme Regis, by detectorist Phil Goodwin who has kindly donated it to the Museum. The inscription raises the intriguing possibility that it may have belonged to famous fossil collector Mary Anning. The Mary Anning Token The token is a metal disc about 25mm in diameter,… READ MORE
“The Bearded Lady Project” is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Recently a team of American female academics came to Lyme Regis to take some images for the project, with the aim of encouraging young women to pursue a career in… READ MORE
Ken Gollop and Graham Davies of the Museum’s Research Group are holding an open day at Lyme’s Cemetery Chapel today. It is part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and the building is open until 4pm. This is a very rare chance to see the inside of the chapel.
The Museum’s enormous Lego Ichthyosaur has been named “Blue Fin” following a prize competition. The winner of the £25 Amazon voucher was seven year old Phoebe Dell. Well done Phoebe!
She felt the clocks stop Never more than beneath Lyme cliffs She felt the rushing tide rock The Earth around The thin line of times’ orbit She felt it knocked Or dropped, like the fragile pocket watch of A careless creator, scattering the beach With a mess of glass and dislodged cogs In some places,… READ MORE