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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...

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 Fowles

John Fowles, writer, curator & collector. In 1978 when John Fowles became curator of the museum, its fortunes started to ...

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...

 

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Guided Fossil Walks

With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew
2015 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

Serious fossil stuff

From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more

Rockpooling

with Marine Biologist
Chris Andrew

The Museum Blog

EVENTS: Coming up in March
Vile Ministers and Poor Silly Creatures Thursday 5th March in Woodmead Hall at 2.30pm. A talk by Bruce Upton. Stories from Dorset in the Civil War, some tragic, some comic, all happening in the mid 1...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 March 2015
Newly found Ichthyosaur named after Mary Anning
A fossil ichthyosaur that was discovered on the Dorset coast in the 1980s has been discovered to be a totally new species. What's more, it has been named Ichthyosaurus anningae after Lyme's famous fos...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 19 February 2015
Family Fun Day - February half-term 2015

Have great fun making a Pasta-saurus between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 19th February.

Everything is free all day!

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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 14 February 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in February
Thomas Hawkins and his Sea Dragons – a mad, bad, fossil collector? Thursday 5th February in Woodmead Hall at 2.30pm. A talk by Stephen Locke. Hawkins was a highly successful and in every way extraord...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 February 2015
New Exhibition: Serendipity
From 14th January, there will be a new exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum. It is a “lucky-dip“ of pictures and objects from our reserve collections, chosen and put together by the ...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 18 January 2015