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Loving Lyme’s History

Posted on: 24th August 2016

We love Lyme Regis Museum.  It’s charming, and it’s quirky.  But it’s bursting at the seams.  There just isn’t enough space to show off the town’s wonderful scientific and artistic heritage.  Or, for that matter, to look after our visitors properly (it’s true – we don’t even have loos!). So, we’re showing it our love. … READ MORE

COMING SOON: Book Sale

COMING SOON: Book Sale

Posted on: 13th June 2016

Lyme Regis Museum will be holding a big Book Sale under the Marine Parade Shelters on 24-25th June, from 10.30 am until 4 pm. At the same time there will also be a toy stall where you can purchase preloved children’s toys at very good prices. Both events will be run by the Friends of… READ MORE

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EVENTS: Coming up in June

Posted on: 1st June 2016

Exhibitions The Charcoal Maker – An exhibition of photographs by Terry Jeavons in the Rotunda Gallery, running until 4 July Ernestine’s story – This exhibition in the ground floor gallery tells the story of Ernestine Collier, a local lady who lived all her life in Lyme and died there last October, aged 86. Walks This… READ MORE

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EVENTS: Coming up in May

Posted on: 4th May 2016

Mary Anning’s Birthday Quiz Sunday 22nd May in the Pilot Boat at 7.30pm – Maximum teams of six – £2.50 per person – Pay on the door Facts about Fossils Sunday 29th May in the Geology Gallery at 2.30pm – A talk by Museum Learning Officer, Chris Andrew Exhibitions The Charcoal Maker – An exhibition… READ MORE

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EVENTS: Coming up in April

Posted on: 1st April 2016

Talks Jane Austen and Lyme Regis by Natalie Manifold: 2.30 pm Thursday 7th April in Woodmead Hall. Organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Sir Henry De La Beche of Lyme Regis by Keith Shaw: 2.30 pm Tuesday Tuesday 26th April in Woodmead Hall. Talk organized jointly with the Lyme Regis Society. Children’s Events… READ MORE

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COMING UP: Easter events at Lyme Regis Museum

Posted on: 16th March 2016

Lyme Regis Museum is organizing three special events during Easter week 2016: EASTER QUIZ: Wednesday 30th March, 7.30pm, at the Pilot Boat Inn, Lyme Regis (Maximum team size six – £2 per person – pay at the door) SECOND-HAND BOOK SALE: Wednesday 30th March & Thursday 31st March, 11am to 2pm, at the Marine Parade… READ MORE

New in the Museum: Railway Additions

New in the Museum: Railway Additions

Posted on: 14th March 2016

Following the interest in the exhibition The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago in the Rotunda Gallery over the winter, Lyme Regis Museum has strengthened its permanent display on Lyme’s “Bluebell Line”. It now covers the listed, mass concrete Cannington Viaduct, which is a much visited relict of the line, Michael Stride’s paintings and some… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in March

Posted on: 29th February 2016

Talks Tales of the Deep by Professor Denys Brunsden: 2.30 pm Thursday 3rd March in Woodmead Hall. Spectacular sea-floor surveys (geomorphology) with incredible imagery, including Weymouth Bay. Organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Rhode Hill House by Audrey Standhaft: 2.30 pm Tuesday 29th March in Woodmead Hall. Talk organized jointly with the Lyme… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in February

EVENTS: Coming up in February

Posted on: 1st February 2016

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 Bowskill from Woodroffe School showing children how to make and decorate a ferocious T Rex and a flying Pterosaur(as pictured). Talk… READ MORE

New Acquisition

Posted on: 30th January 2016

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 summarised. These records extend back from Victorian times to the 14th Century. The original records remain in Dorchester, where the Heritage Centre can… READ MORE