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Mars Rocks

Mary Anning on Mars!

Posted on: 11th January 2021

We’ve just discovered that ‘Curiosity’, NASA’s long serving planetary rover on Mars (3,000 Mars days or ‘Sols’ and counting) has carried out test drillings, and that two of these ground breaking boreholes have been named after Lyme’s most famous citizen, Mary Anning. Mary’s fame and importance as a scientist is spreading. Not only does she… READ MORE

Launch Museum at Home Project

In conversation with curious things

Posted on: 18th December 2020

A creative project for wellbeing and pleasure Lyme Regis Museum is full of curious things, we often ask ourselves; how did it get here, who made it, why is it special? This exciting new project will be part of our centenary celebrations and we are inviting you to join us to take an exclusive look… READ MORE

We’ve received a grant from Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund!

Posted on: 12th October 2020

Lyme Regis Museum has been awarded £60,000 as part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. It will ensure that our charity, as it approaches its 100th birthday has the resilience, as long a we are very careful, to weather the impact of the pandemic. We… READ MORE

The New Geology Gallery

Press Release: Museum Re-opening

Posted on: 4th September 2020

It is wonderful to be re-opening Lyme Regis Museum on Tuesday 8 September and we are looking forward to hearing the happy buzz of visitors in the galleries again. The days are still warm and long on the coast, ideal for a visit to this fascinating town with its amazing history and heritage. With a… READ MORE

The Case of the Mysterious Fossils

Lyme Regis Museum Investigates…

Posted on: 27th July 2020

Find out about fossils with modern-day ‘Mary Anning’, geologist Dr Anjana Khatwa. We’re releasing a series of short films on You Tube, where Anjana brings our fossils to life in a style very much aimed at young children. Discover fossilised poo and much more! Follow this link to to Find out about Fossils!

Henry De La Beche

Henry De la Beche and the Enslavement of Black People

Posted on: 3rd July 2020

Henry De la Beche, first Director of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, President of the Geological Society of London and friend of Mary Anning inherited a sugar plantation in Jamaica and became the owner of over 200 enslaved black people. Our article tells this story. Black Lives Matter.  

Geologist Writes Song About Mary Anning

Posted on: 19th June 2020

A songwriting geologist is probably quite rare, and the same can probably be said for songs about Mary Anning (or indeed palaeontologists in general). We’re delighted that Jim Truman (a song writing geologist) has sent us in a song about Mary Anning. Watch the video – it’s an extremely entertaining song (thanks Jim)!

Lyme Regis Museum Shop

Specialist Volunteer

Posted on: 13th February 2020

Can you help us? We’re looking for a specialist volunteer with a strong background in retail to advise us on how we can make our wonderful museum shop even better. We look forward to hearing from you! For more details contact David Tucker

Stunning Ichthyosaurs and Ammonites

Posted on: 30th August 2019

Stunning Ichthyosaurs and Ammonites from a series of workshops delivered by Darrell Wakelam this summer at Lyme Regis Museum. Here are just some of the images created by our creative museum visitors and artist Darrell Wakelam this summer. Our programme of free drop in sessions has been great fun, here is just a selection of… READ MORE

Fish 1 - unfinished

Fantastic fossil fish made by Darrell Wakelam

Posted on: 9th May 2019

Fantastic fossil fish made by Darrell Wakelam and our lovely museum visitors this May bank holiday weekend. Lots of sticking, gluing and painting by all those who took part to create these fine 3-D beasts. The finished fish will be on display in our education room for the rest of May, so do come along… READ MORE