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EVENTS: Coming up in September

Posted on: 1st September 2014

Lyme’s Eroding Coast Tuesday 30th September at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for the Jurassic Coast Team. Organised jointly with the Lyme Regis Society and the U3A. This talk costs £3.00 but is free for members of these two organisations and Friends of the Museum. Exhibitions Two… READ MORE

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

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: Fossil polishing

Posted on: 13th July 2013

The first of this year’s Fossil Polishing days is coming up in a week’s time – Saturday 20th July. Join us at the Marine Parade Shelters any time between 10.30am and 4pm. Buy a cut fossil at pocket money prices and polish it yourself… then take home a personal 200 million year old souvenir! For… READ MORE