Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis Museum
Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
Dorset
DT7 3QA
England

Website

www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

E-mail

info@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01297 443370

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
The brick built Grade II listed museum building from the front courtyard
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Built on the site of the home of Lyme’s renowned fossilist Mary Anning, the museum is one of the architectural gems of the town and is packed with fascinating displays.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Easter to October and School Holdays - 7 days a week 10am - 5pm (4pm on Sun)
November to Easter - Wed to Sun 11am - 4pm (closed Mon and Tues)

Admission charges

Standard £3.75
Concessions £3.25
Children and students under 21 free

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums

Additional info

Our library, archive and research facilities are available by appointment.

Local history, literary connections and geology

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Personalities, Photography, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of lyme regis seafront

Lyme History Walks

  • 30 July 2014 11am-12:30pm *on now

Take a journey through the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis, in the company of professional guide Chris Lovejoy. Hear amazing stories of buccaneers, smugglers and rebels, as well as famous residents or visitors of local and national renown.Chris Lovejoy Discover how people lived and the town developed through the centuries.
The walk is on fairly level ground through the town centre starting from the Marine Theatre and ending at the sea front, lasting one and a half hours.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.00 adults, children half price.

Website

http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/whats-on/lyme-history-walks

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Mary Anning Walks

  • 2 August 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 9 August 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 16 August 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 23 August 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 30 August 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 6 September 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 13 September 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 20 September 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 27 September 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 4 October 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 11 October 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 18 October 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 25 October 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 1 November 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 8 November 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 15 November 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 22 November 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 29 November 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 6 December 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 13 December 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 20 December 2014 1:30-3pm
  • 27 December 2014 1:30-3pm

Join Professional guide Natalie Manifold for a walk around Mary Anning's Lyme Regis. Learn about the life of 'the greatest fossil hunter ever known'.

Explore the town as Mary knew it, see where she lived and where she sold her fossils. The walk follows the old paths and streets of Lyme and is moderately difficult with some steep slopes and approximately 20 steps. Flat shoes and waterproofs are recommended.

The duration of the walk is approximately an hour and a half.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6.00 adults, children and students £3.00.

Website

http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/whats-on/mary-anning-walks

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Rockpooling

  • 17 August 2014 4:30-6pm
  • 14 September 2014 3:15-4:45pm
  • 15 September 2014 4-5:30pm
  • 13 October 2014 2:45-4:15pm
  • 14 October 2014 3:30-5pm

Investigate the rock pools of Broad Ledge with museum geologist Paddy Howe and marine biologist Chris Andrew. Sessions last 1½ hours. Walks can fill up quickly on the day so please call us and book a place before travelling any great distance.

Your rockpooling ticket gives you FREE access to the museum where you will be able to see displays of rare fossils, learn all about Mary Anning, the famous early palaeontologist who once lived on the site of the museum and much, much more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 adults, children and students £3.00.

Website

http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/whats-on/rockpooling

Microfossils

Know Your Fossils

  • 9 August 2014 10am-5pm
  • 6 September 2014 10am-5pm
  • 20 September 2014 10am-5pm
  • 4 October 2014 10am-5pm
  • 18 October 2014 10am-5pm

A talk and hands on experience of local fossils with the Museum's geologists.

Please contact venue for activity times.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of deer

Some of our Native Wildlife Wonders

  • 11 August 2014 7:30-8:30pm

An illustrated talk by David Cox at Woodmead Halls.

Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. Followed by discussion.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entrance £2.00 for members of the Friends and £3.00 for non-members unless otherwise stated.

The entrance charge includes refreshments.

Website

http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

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West Dorset's Ancient Roads

  • 28 October 2014 2:30-3:30pm

An illustrated talk by Russel Telfer of Charmouth's Pavey Group, at Woodmead Halls.

Jointly with The Lyme Regis Society. Followed by discussion.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entrance £1.50, including refreshments.

Website

http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

photograph of lyme regis seafront

The Conservation of Seaside Towns

  • 9 December 2014 2:30-3:30pm

An illustrated talk by Peter Coe of The Lyme Regis Society, at Woodmead Halls.

Jointly with The Lyme Regis Society. Followed by discussion.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entrance £1.50, including refreshments.

Website

http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

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