New Species of Giant Bug from the Age of the Dinosaurs

New Species of Giant Bug from the Age of the Dinosaurs

Posted on: 22nd May 2014

In a recent event at Lyme Regis Museum, local collector James Carroll showed Dr Andrew Ross (fossil insect expert at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh) some specimens of fossil insects that he had collected. Dr Ross excitedly recognised one unusual wing as that of a giant water bug (family Belostomatidae). This family, which… READ MORE

Mary Anning's Google Doodle

Mary Anning’s Google Doodle

Posted on: 21st May 2014

Occasionally the Google logo is replaced with a topical “Google Doodle”, either at a national or international level. For example, two days ago on 19 May 2014 Google celebrated the 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with an interactive version of the game. Today however it was the turn of Lyme’s most famous fossil collector, Mary… READ MORE

Exhibition: 12 x 12

Exhibition: 12 x 12

Posted on: 13th May 2014

Local artist Gail Sagman, of Jam Factory fame, is exhibiting the latest of her visually exciting installations in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum, from 10-5 every day until 22nd June. Encircling the top of the Rotunda, it is called “12 x 12” as it consists of 12 arrangements of 12 repeat objects joined… READ MORE

Mary Anning Day 2014

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… READ MORE

Mary Anning Day 2014

EVENTS: Coming up in May

Posted on: 1st May 2014

There are several events at the Museum this month: Lyme Regis Fossil Festival (Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May): Schools day on Friday with lots of activities for everyone over the weekend “Know your Fossils” (Saturday 10th May): A talk and hands on experience of local fossils with the Museum’s geologists. Mary Rose Coach Tour… READ MORE

COMING SOON: Fossil Fest

Posted on: 12th April 2014

Just three weeks from now, over the weekend of May 3rd and 4th, Lyme’s Fossil Fest returns with a new theme of “Citizens’ Science”. Lyme Regis Museum will be joining in the action by offering Free Admission to the building on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May where visitors will have a chance… READ MORE

EVENTS: Fun with Fossils

Posted on: 6th April 2014

Wednesday April 9th is free entry day at Lyme Regis Museum. Come and see our collections of fossils and local history. We have two special exhibitions on show too; “REPHOTOGRAPHY” by Woodroffe School’s sixth form photography students, on the ground floor, and, in the Rotunda, “Drawing Inspiration”, a display of local landscape pictures. FOSSIL POLISHING… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in April

EVENTS: Coming up in April

Posted on: 1st April 2014

There are three talks this month: 2.30pm Wednesday 2nd April in the Guildhall: “The Day the Earth Moved: The Great Landslip of 1839” – an illustrated talk by Professor Chris Paul as part of the Drawing Inspiration Project running all the way along the Jurassic Coast at this time (see also the current exhibition mentioned… READ MORE

COMING SOON: Next month's exhibition

COMING SOON: Next month’s exhibition

Posted on: 16th March 2014

Next month will see a new exhibition at the Museum: “Lyme Landscape: Outstanding in Natural Beauty” – a Drawing Inspiration exhibition celebrating our local landscapes by Lyme Regis Museum. In the Rotunda Gallery from 2nd April to 5th May 2014.

EVENTS: Coming up in March

Posted on: 1st March 2014

There are two talks this month: 2.30pm Thursday 6th March at Woodmead Halls: “The Wonders of Glass” – an illustrated talk by Alan Leadbetter on the history and uses of glass. Organized by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. 2.30pm Tuesday 25th March at Woodmead Halls: “Monique Bellingham – Lyme’s Canadienne” – an illustrated talk… READ MORE