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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.


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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


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


with Marine Biologist 
Chris Andrew

The Museum Blog

The Bearded Lady Project
"The Bearded Lady Project" is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Recently a team of Ame...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 October 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in October
Talks Thursday 1st October at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: Around Hardown Hill – Life of a Community in the 1800s, by Jane Ferentzi Sheppard. An historical look at life in the Morcombelake area. Tuesd...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 30 September 2015
COMING SOON: The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago
A new exhibition,“The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago”, will be opening in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum on 7th October. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the axing of the ra...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 21 September 2015
A chance to see the Cemetery Chapel
Ken Gollop and Graham Davies of the Museum's Research Group are holding an open day at Lyme's Cemetery Chapel today. It is part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and the building is open until 4pm...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 11 September 2015
Model ichthyosaur is named

The Museum's enormous Lego Ichthyosaur has been named "Blue Fin" following a prize competition. The winner of the £25 Amazon voucher was seven year old Phoebe Dell. Well done Phoebe!

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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 08 September 2015