Lyme Regis Museum stands where Dorset meets Devon on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Built on the site of the fossilist Mary Anning's home, the museum is an architectural gem packed with fascination. Discover Lyme’s history, its geology, its fossils, its artists and writers , from J M Whistler to Jane Austen to John Fowles.
In The Museum
Take a step by step tour through Lyme Regis Museum...
In 2010 Neil Ferguson, Director of the British Museum, presented a series...
Here be dinosaurs! The museum’s geology gallery contains a wealth of fossils and tells of the early...
Mary Anning (1799-1847), born on the site of the Museum, is the most famous female fossilist...
In 1840 Lyme geologists Conybeare and Buckland produced the first ever fully scientific report about a major landslip...
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of Lyme's most famous and best-loved visitors...
John Fowles, writer, curator & collector. In 1978 when John Fowles became curator of the museum, its fortunes started to ...
John Gould FRS of Lyme who became a leading ornithologist and influenced Charles Darwin..
On two occasions in the 17th century Lyme sprang into national prominence...
The town's fortunes have always been closely bound up with the sea.
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With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew
2015 dates now available
talks and much more
Follow in Mary's footsteps
with Natalie Manifold
Discover Lyme's fascinating
history with Chris Lovejoy
See what you may have missed
Read about the people
and buildings of Lyme.
*** New Articles *** - Lyme's Battle with the Sea
From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more
with Marine Biologist