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
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
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
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
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, 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.
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)!
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 email@example.com
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
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