EVENTS: Coming up in May

Posted on: 29th April 2015


The Museum has lots of exciting activities and exhibits for Fossil Fest on 1-3rd May.

All day in the Marquee on the beach, our team will be providing fossil polishing; ammonites can be purchased at pocket-money prices; you will be shown how to prepare your fossil for its final glossy finish. They make memorable souvenirs of the festival..and good presents!

Alongside the Fossil Polishing will be our Pop-Up shop selling a range of products including our new “goodie”, or lucky-dip bags. On sale too will be copies of Simon Winchester’s book, “The Map that Changed the World”, at a special reduced price.

On Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd May, there will be free entrance to the Museum.

Special Exhibitions

  • A range of interesting new fossils on loan from Dorchester County Museum
  • An original first edition of William Smith’s “Map that Changed the World”, which first charted the geology of Britain


At 2.30p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Professor Tom Sharpe, recently retired from Cardiff University, will give a talk about the “Map that Changed the World” in the Museum. He and other geologists such as Chris Andrew and Ben Brooks will be around during both days to answer questions and tell you about it and about the fossil display.


Facts about Fossils

A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew, at 2.30 pm on Saturday 16th May and Saturday 30th May.

Ongoing Exhibition: NightLyme

International fashion photographer Joe Boggon also takes very interesting exposures of Lyme Bay at night. Come along to the Rotunda Gallery between 1st April and 28th June to see his exhibition.


The full range of guided walks is on offer this month:

  • Fossil walks
  • Mary Anning walks
  • Rockpooling walks
  • Lyme History walks