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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...

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 ...

Civil War and RebellionCivil War and Rebellion

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


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Current exhibitions
plus see what you may have missed

Museum events

Fossil polishing,
talks and much more

Guided Fossil Walks

With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew

Mary Anning Walks

Follow in Mary's footsteps
with Natalie Manifold

Lyme History Walks

Discover Lyme's fascinating
history with Chris Lovejoy

People & Places

Read about the people
and buildings of Lyme

Serious fossil stuff

From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more

The Museum Blog

Lyme Freedom returns from Down Under
Australian coffee shop owners Jeff and Debi Johnson, from Crystal Brook South Australia, repatriated a Freedom of the Borough of Lyme Regis certificate at Lyme Regis Guildhall, today, Monday 13th Octo...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 20 October 2014
Museum Half Term Events
October 30th sees Lyme Regis Museum running one of its Fun Days! Admission to the museum is free and Alison Bowskill will be at hand to carry out a craft activity with visiting families. On both Octo...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 16 October 2014
EVENTS: Coming up in October
The History of Book Illustration Thursday 2nd October at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by John Marriage. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. West Dorset's Ancient Roads Tu...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 October 2014
Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum
Born in Bethnal Green, London in 1885, Sydney Jessett moved to the South West in 1939 with his evacuee granddaughters and wife, Ethel. Apart from service in the Royal Flying Corps during the First Wo...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 15 September 2014
EVENTS: Coming up in September
Lyme's Eroding Coast Tuesday 30th September at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for the Jurassic Coast Team. Organised jointly with the Lyme Regi...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 September 2014