Venue Hire

Lyme Regis Museum’s unique mixture of period and contemporary architecture, magnificent sea views and celebrated collections creates the perfect backdrop for any event. Situated on the seafront of the beautiful coastal resort of Lyme Regis, the Museum occupies an enviable position in the centre of the town and offers a flexible range of spaces for venue hire.

Fine Foundation Learning Space

The Fine Foundation Learning Space is truly a room with a view, overlooking the splendour of Lyme Bay. To the east, beauty of the Jurassic Coast and distant Portland, to the west, the pretty town of Lyme and its spectacular Cobb.

With room for 40 standing guests and 25 seated, it is a fantastic venue for evening receptions, workshops and specialist meetings. A large video screen is available. Access to sink/water and an accessible toilet and lift.


Fine Foundation Learning Space daytime hire £35/hr (includes tea/coffee/water*)
Fine Foundation Learning Space hire during closed times £20/hr + staff at £25/hr (includes tea, coffee and water*)

Prices are exclusive of VAT (*1 service for every booking , 1 refresh for bookings over 2 hours). Additional catering can be booked directly from our list of suppliers.

Museum Galleries and Fine Foundation Learning Space

The Museum galleries are also available for hire for events alongside the Fine Foundation Learning Space*. Your guests can wander from the 21st Century Mary Anning Wing to our ‘Arts and Craft’ influenced Edwardian Museum and galleries, and experience the magic of ‘the Museum at night’. If you wish, you may also visit our gift shop overlooking the bay. If booking the whole site for your event, our Foyer and the Fine Foundation Learning Space can be used for drinks receptions/catering for your group (catering can be booked directly from our list of suppliers).


Museum Galleries & Fine Foundation Learning Space (whole site) hire – Price on request
Food and drink are not permitted in the gallery spaces

Wedding Receptions and Private Parties

Lyme Regis Museum’s spaces offer a unique setting for romantic wedding receptions and exclusive private parties. We can tailor make a hire package to your requirements, options include:

  • Wedding photography in our heritage building
  • Drinks reception/catering in our foyer/Fine Foundation Learning Space (40 standing, 25 seated)
  • Access to Museum Galleries for exclusive touring for your guests as part of your special day

Business Awaydays, Meetings and Receptions

The Fine Foundation Learning Space is the ideal room with a view for your awayday, meeting or reception. Hire of the room can be combined with a range of learning experiences from the Museum including Geology, Fossil or History Walks and Museum Tours.

Private Openings and Tours

For parties looking to tour the Museum after hours, we can organise late openings to allow your group to explore the Museum at their own leisure. We can also provide Tour Guides.

Please contact us to discuss your wedding, event or meeting and we will be delighted to tailor a hire package to your requirements. Please call 01297 443370 or email

Filming Opportunities at Lyme Regis Museum

If you are interested in using the Museum as a filming location, or featuring us as part of your programme, please contact our Marketing Officer, Eleanor Wentzell, at