EVENTS: Coming up in October

Posted on: 1st October 2014

The History of Book Illustration

Thursday 2nd October at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by John Marriage. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum.

West Dorset’s Ancient Roads

Tuesday 28th October at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Russel Telfer of Charmouth’s Pavey Group. Jointly with The Lyme Regis Society.

Know your Fossils

Saturday 4th October and Saturday 18th October. A talk and hands on experience of local fossils with the Museum’s geologists.

Family Fun Day

Thursday 30th October. Free entry to the Museum! Activities in the Museum led by Alison Bowskill. Fossil Polishing on the Terrace – Buy a fossil at pocket money prices, polish it and take home a personalised souvenir.


The Museum is hosting two exhibitions this last 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. Until the end of October.
  • Sydney Jessett, Lyme Painter: Exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum 1st October – 1st December 2014. Sydney Jessett (1885-1961), whose work is not as well-known as it should be, was a prolific and gifted Lyme landscape artist. His work spanned the period from before his service in the First World War in Flanders to his time in Lyme, where he produced thousands of water colours of Lyme landscapes from 1939 to the 1950s.

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


The full range of walks organised by the Museum is on offer this month:

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