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Stunning Ichthyosaurs and Ammonites

Posted on: 30th August 2019

Stunning Ichthyosaurs and Ammonites from a series of workshops delivered by Darrell Wakelam this summer at Lyme Regis Museum. Here are just some of the images created by our creative museum visitors and artist Darrell Wakelam this summer. Our programme of free drop in sessions has been great fun, here is just a selection of… READ MORE

Fish 1 - unfinished

Fantastic fossil fish made by Darrell Wakelam

Posted on: 9th May 2019

Fantastic fossil fish made by Darrell Wakelam and our lovely museum visitors this May bank holiday weekend. Lots of sticking, gluing and painting by all those who took part to create these fine 3-D beasts. The finished fish will be on display in our education room for the rest of May, so do come along… READ MORE

The view looking east from the museum shop and reception

JOB VACANCY: Operation and Volunteer COORDINATOR

Posted on: 23rd November 2018

Two days a week (including Sunday) £9.30 an hour Please download the Job Description here. Please email letter of application and CV to Closing date: December 5th

PRESS RELEASE: Volunteer for the Front of House Team

Posted on: 29th March 2018

Lyme Regis Museum would like to hear from enthusiastic people who love Lyme and its history who would be interested in joining the team of volunteers who welcome visitors at the front desk. Museum Director David Tucker said “Experience isn’t necessary, it’s more important that you enjoy meeting people and have a positive and friendly… READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE: Post-war Cinema Programmes in New Display

Posted on: 22nd March 2018

A collection of over 100 original Regent Cinema programmes dating from 1948 to 1955, found in impeccable condition at a flat in Rickmansworth last year, are now the subject of a fascinating new display at Lyme Regis Museum. With an emphasis on British films, from the covers to advertising and classic photo stills, the programmes… READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE: Museum seeks new team of Volunteer Gallery Guides

Posted on: 29th November 2017

Lyme Regis Museum is looking for enthusiastic people who love Lyme and its history, to help bring their newly refurbished galleries to life as Volunteer Gallery Guides. Museum Director David Tucker said “We’re looking for a new team of Volunteer Gallery Guides to play the important role of unlocking the museum’s world-class collections for visitors… READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE: Kids Takeover the Museum!

Posted on: 22nd November 2017

  On the 17 November over 50 young people from The Woodroffe School and St Michael’s Primary School ‘took over’ Lyme Regis Museum for the day.  The students participated in a range of activities inspired by the museum’s collections, as part of the Kids in Museums national Takeover Day event.  Takeover Day is a celebration… READ MORE

Sir David Attenborough Guest of Honour at Museum Inauguration Ceremony

PRESS RELEASE: Sir David Attenborough Guest of Honour at Museum Inauguration Ceremony

Posted on: 22nd September 2017

Lyme Regis Museum was honoured today to welcome its most famous patron, Sir David Attenborough, to lead a special inauguration ceremony for the Mary Anning Wing, the new extension which opened in July. In a speech to over 200 museum supporters and funders, Sir David emphasised the importance of Lyme Regis to the development of… READ MORE

Museum Opening

PRESS RELEASE: Lyme Regis Museum is Open!

Posted on: 18th July 2017

Yesterday morning at 10.00am the museum opened its doors to the public following the building of a brand-new extension, the Mary Anning Wing. The new wing brings the museum up to date with improved visitor facilities including a lift, a new classroom and learning space, a brand new interactive fossil gallery and the most stunning… READ MORE

Tracy Chevalier cutting the ribbon

Opening Ceremony Held with a Special Thank You to Volunteers and Supporters

Posted on: 13th July 2017

Yesterday at 2.30pm, we held an opening ceremony in the museum square with Tracy Chevalier and special guests Sylvia Oliver, our longest serving volunteer, and Anna Lovich who made the very first donation to the project. The ceremony was a celebration of the reopening of Lyme Regis Museum and an opportunity to thank all those… READ MORE