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Tour of the MuseumTour of the Museum

Take a step by step tour through Lyme Regis Museum...

History of Lyme Regis in Museum Objects

In 2010 Neil Ferguson, Director of the British Museum, presented a series...

Fossils and RocksFossils and Rocks

Here be dinosaurs! The museum’s geology gallery contains a wealth of fossils and tells of the early...

Mary AnningMary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847), born on the site of the Museum, is the most famous female fossilist...

JRR TolkienLyme's Literary and Artistic Connections

Lyme has long been a magnet for artists and writers...

The Bindon Landslip

In 1840 Lyme geologists  Conybeare and  Buckland produced the first ever fully scientific report about a major landslip...

Jane Austen dollJane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of Lyme's most famous and best-loved visitors...

John Gould

John Gould FRS of Lyme who became a leading ornithologist and influenced Charles Darwin..

Civil War and RebellionCivil War and Rebellion

On two occasions in the 17th century Lyme sprang into national prominence...

The Sea and the Cobb

The town's fortunes have always been closely bound up with the sea.

 

Registered Charity No. 1041201

The new Mary Anning Wing   

Read about our exciting plans for the Museum and how you can get involved.
 

Guided Fossil Walks

With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew
2016 dates now available

Museum events

Fossil polishing,
talks and much more

Mary Anning Walks

Follow in Mary's footsteps
with Natalie Manifold

Lyme History Walks

Discover Lyme's fascinating
history with Chris Lovejoy

Exhibitions

Current exhibitions
plus -
See what you may have missed

People & Places

Read about the people
and buildings of Lyme.
*** New Articles *** - Lyme's Battle with the Sea

Serious fossil stuff

From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more

Rockpooling

with Marine Biologist 
Chris Andrew

The Museum Blog

EVENTS: Coming up in February
Family Fun Day Wednesday 17th February sees another Family Fun Day at Lyme Regis Museum, with free entrance from 11 am to 4 pm. Children can enjoy a dinosaur paper craft activity, with Alison Bowskil...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 February 2016
New Acquisition
The Dorset Heritage Centre has returned to the Museum one of the bound sets of volumes in which Cyril Wanklyn had the Lyme Regis Borough/Court records translated from Latin where necessary and summari...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 30 January 2016
New Exhibition: Ernestine's Story
Lyme Regis Museum has a new exhibition in the ground floor gallery. It tells the story of Ernestine Collier, a local lady who lived all her life in Lyme and died there last October, aged 86. When she...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 23 January 2016
New Exhibition: Almost a Distant Land
The new year is underway at Lyme Regis Museum with a new art exhibition by Liz Somerville. Situated in the Rotunda, it will continue until mid-April. It is titled "Almost a Distant Land" because Liz f...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 10 January 2016
Railway Exhibition - Last Few Days!
Sadly our popular exhibition entitled “The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago” will be closing after this coming weekend. So if you haven't seen it yet, or would like to visit it again, there are just...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 06 January 2016