EVENTS: Coming up in August

Posted on: 1st August 2014

Monday 11th August sees an illustrated talk by David Cox, “Some of our Native Wildlife Wonders“, at 7.30 pm at Woodmead Halls, organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum.

There are two exhibitions at the Museum this month:

  • World War I and Lyme Regis: The lower gallery of the Museum contains a major exhibition commemorating World War I and the men of Lyme and Uplyme who fought and sacrificed all.
  • Strange Scenes from the Borderlands: A new art exhibition by Dave Wicken in conjunction with Lyme Artsfest, from Tuesday 5th August in the Rotunda Gallery.

For further information about these and other exhibitions, see the Exhibitions page.

This month also sees several fossil-related days:

  • Know your Fossils: A talk and hands on experience of local fossils with the Museum’s geologists. Saturday 9th August.
  • Fossil Polishing at Marine Parade Shelters: Buy a fossil at pocket money prices, polish it and take home a personalised souvenir. With free entry to the Museum! Thursday 7th August and Wednesday 20th August.
  • Build a “Brickosaur”: Have fun with artist Darrell Wakelam whilst learning about fossils and get a chance to take home a LEGO® ichthyosaur kit based on the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur on display in the Museum (Costs £10 for accompanied children 6 and over). Two sessions 10am and 2pm and booking is essential. Friday 22nd August at the Town Mill (Upstairs Gallery).

In addition there is a full schedule of Fossil walks, Mary Anning walks, Lyme History Walks and Rockpooling walks.