There are three talks this month:
2.30pm Wednesday 2nd April in the Guildhall: “The Day the Earth Moved: The Great Landslip of 1839” – an illustrated talk by Professor Chris Paul as part of the Drawing Inspiration Project running all the way along the Jurassic Coast at this time (see also the current exhibition mentioned later).
2.30pm Thursday 3rd April at Woodmead Halls: “Hidden History: Slavery in Dorset” – an illustrated talk by Jane Ferentzi-Sheppards, organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. The talk is preceded by the Friends’ AGM.
2.30pm Tuesday 29th April at Woodmead Halls: “High Cliff House and the Lister Family” – an illustrated talk by Richard Bull of Lyme Regis Museum. The Lister family were hugely important in the world of science and were the most well known residents of High Cliff House on Sidmouth Road but several other interesting people also lived there. The talk is organised jointly with The Lyme Regis Society and is preceded by the LRS AGM.
Also this month – Fossil Polishing on the Terrace, Wednesday 9th April. Buy a fossil at pocket money prices, polish it and take home a personalised souvenir. Free entry to the Museum!
There are two exhibitions in the Museum this month:
“Lyme Landscape: Outstanding in Natural Beauty” is a Drawing Inspiration exhibition by Lyme Regis Museum celebrating our local landscapes, from 2 April to 5 May.
“Rephotography” is an exhibition of photographs by Woodroffe School photography students inspired by photographs in Lyme Regis Museum, also from 2 April to 5 May.
This month also sees a full schedule of Fossil walks, Mary Anning walks, Lyme History Walks and Rockpooling walks.