NOW ONLINE: Mary Anning's Commonplace Book

NOW ONLINE: Mary Anning’s Commonplace Book

Posted on: 30th November 2015

Mary Anning’s Commonplace Book is on display at Lyme Regis Museum, but it is too fragile for handling so a scanned copy has now been placed on the Museum’s web site to make it more easily accessible – click here to see it. © On loan from Dorset County Museum which retains copyright and from… READ MORE

Lyme Regis Museum in the National Media!

Posted on: 13th November 2015

The story of the Mary Anning token, now on display in Lyme Regis Museum, was picked up by no fewer than three major national newspapers this week: The Daily Telegraph carried an article The fitting find of fossil-hunter Mary Anning’s birthday token, 200 years on, which includes a photograph of Museum Director David Tucker holding… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in November

Posted on: 1st November 2015

Talks Thursday 12th November at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: Images of Dartmoor. The life, history and legends of the moor by Dartmoor National Park guide Tony Burges. Exhibition Currently on display in the Rotunda Gallery is “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago”. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the axing of the rail… READ MORE

NEW IN THE MUSEUM: Mystery Find on Beach

NEW IN THE MUSEUM: Mystery Find on Beach

Posted on: 27th October 2015

This small metal disc was found on Church Cliff beach, Lyme Regis, by detectorist Phil Goodwin who has kindly donated it to the Museum. The inscription raises the intriguing possibility that it may have belonged to famous fossil collector Mary Anning. The Mary Anning Token The token is a metal disc about 25mm in diameter,… READ MORE

Half Term Treats at the Museum

Half Term Treats at the Museum

Posted on: 20th October 2015

There will be lots to do at Lyme Regis Museum over half-term: on Tuesday 27th, and Thursday 29th, children’s craft activities and fossil polishing will be on offer. The museum’s HUG group (Help Us Grow) will provide a range of craft activities on Tues 27th on the museum terrace if dry, inside the building if… READ MORE

The Bearded Lady Project

The Bearded Lady Project

Posted on: 1st October 2015

“The Bearded Lady Project” is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Recently a team of American female academics came to Lyme Regis to take some images for the project, with the aim of encouraging young women to pursue a career in… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in October

Posted on: 30th September 2015

Talks Thursday 1st October at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: Around Hardown Hill – Life of a Community in the 1800s, by Jane Ferentzi Sheppard. An historical look at life in the Morcombelake area. Tuesday 27th October at the Catholic Church, Chideock: The Chideock Martyrs, by Denys Brunsden (joint talk with the Lyme Regis Society>) Facts… READ MORE

COMING SOON: The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago

COMING SOON: The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago

Posted on: 21st September 2015

A new exhibition,“The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago”, will be opening in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum on 7th October. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the axing of the rail connection between Axminster and Lyme by Dr Richard Beeching on 27th November 1965. It aims to show visitors what the… READ MORE

A chance to see the Cemetery Chapel

A chance to see the Cemetery Chapel

Posted on: 11th September 2015

Ken Gollop and Graham Davies of the Museum’s Research Group are holding an open day at Lyme’s Cemetery Chapel today. It is part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and the building is open until 4pm. This is a very rare chance to see the inside of the chapel.

Model ichthyosaur is named

Model ichthyosaur is named

Posted on: 8th September 2015

The Museum’s enormous Lego Ichthyosaur has been named “Blue Fin” following a prize competition. The winner of the £25 Amazon voucher was seven year old Phoebe Dell. Well done Phoebe!