There are two talks this month: 2.30pm Thursday 6th February at Woodmead Halls: A talk by Tony Smale entitled “The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park”, giving a fascinating insight into this vital WWII story. Organized by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 2.30pm Tuesday 25th February at Woodmead Halls: Will Best of Manor Farm, Godmanstone… READ MORE
The current exhibition in the Museum’s Rotunda gallery is “Blurring the Boundaries”: illustration and painting by Carolyn King – including the fun and factual book The Fish Lizard of Lyme. There are also plenty of Fossil walks this month.
The recent exhibition “From the archives : Lost Buildings of Lyme” proved so popular with visitors that we have decided to share some of the highlights with a wider audience by putting them on this website. You can find them in the Exhibitions section – a fascinating collection of artworks depicting buildings in the town… READ MORE
The main event this month is a talk about the Town Mill restoration project by David West, who led the project in the 1990s. The talk will take place on Tuesday 10th December at Woodmead Halls, starting with refreshments at 2.30 pm (organised jointly with The Lyme Regis Society). Even though it is the Winter… READ MORE
Slightly out of order, but the third instalment in the “People of Lyme” series is now available on the Research page. This one concerns Cyril Wanklyn (1864 – 1943), who shared the honorary curatorship of Lyme Regis Museum with Dr Vitruvius Wyatt Wingrave between 1927 and 1940. Wanklyn’s magnum opus was his history of the… READ MORE
The latest research paper in the People of Lyme series has just been added to the Research section of the website – No.4: William Porter (1819-94). Porter was born and brought up in Lyme Regis, and lived here all his life. Working first in the coastguard service and as a fisherman, by 1851 he had… READ MORE
This month sees a talk on the subject of “Managing the Cerne Abbas Giant” by West Dorset Countryside Manager Robert Rhodes, who will describe the history of the giant and the management required to maintain such an iconic feature (organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum). There is also a wide selection of guided… READ MORE
The next Family Fun Day at Lyme Regis Museum will be on Wednesday 30 October, from 11 am to 3pm – featuring Fossil Polishing on the Terrace, a talk on Fossils by Chris Andrew, and the opportunity to make Fossil and Dinosaur Christmas decorations! Entry is free for everyone!
Starting today (4 October) until the end of November there is a temporary exhibition in the Museum’s Rotunda gallery entitled ‘From the Archives: Lost Buildings of Lyme’ – an exhibition of unseen artworks from the Lyme Regis Museum Collection.
There are two talks this month: Thursday 10th October at Woodmead Halls at 2.30pm: “All Boats Have a Story to Tell”. A talk by Gail McGarva, Lyme’s lerret and gig builder (organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum) Tuesday 22nd October at Woodmead Halls at 2.30pm: “The History and Operation of the Seaton Tramway”…. READ MORE