Mary Anning Day 2014

Posted on: 12th May 2014

Saturday May 17th is Mary Anning Day, when Lyme Regis Museum celebrates the birthday of our famous fossilist with a range of events to suit everyone.

On Saturday, the Museum will be offering Free Entrance for the day, Fossil Polishing on the Terrace at pocket money prices and a free afternoon talk at 2.30 pm in the museum itself called “Mary Anning and her Men” by our old friend, Tom Sharpe , who has recently retired from Cardiff University (also of “Country File” fame). There will be rare fossils on display and you can learn about fossilised insects too from our geological team. And come and observe microfossils through a microscope.


There will be a guided Fossil Walk at 12.30 on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday 18th May. Natalie Manifold will be conducting her popular Mary Anning Walk at 1.30 on Saturday.


On Mary Anning Day itself, Saturday 17th May, local artist, Darrell Wakelam, will be running workshops for limited numbers of children at the Malthouse, where they will create the landscape of the ichthyosaurs. Each child will leave with a Lego ichthyosaur, not for sale commercially. Tickets can be booked at the museum, £10 per child over 6 years.Children must be accompanied by a parent.