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Lyme Regis Museum


Lyme Regis Museum is getting bigger! Between September 2016 and July 2017 we’re building the Mary Anning Wing which will provide the museum with a wonderful new geology gallery and a state of the art Learning Centre overlooking Lyme Bay. This means that we can’t welcome you to the museum whilst the building work is ongoing.

However, we’ll still be running our famous Fossil Walks and you can book a walk on-line by

Alternatively, you can drop into our temporary shop, which is 20 metres from the museum in the Lyme Regis Guildhall, where you can book a walk and discover more about our the Mary Anning Wing and Lyme’s fascinating history.

We’ll also be running fossil walks and sessions for visiting schools.

If you would like to know more, visit our website or telephone 01297 443370.

Lyme Regis Museum stands at the very heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, where the beautiful coastlines of Dorset and Devon meet. Built on the site of the home of the world’s first great fossil-hunter Mary Anning, the building has great charm and is packed with fascinating displays.

There are galleries devoted to Lyme’s early and maritime history, its internationally important geology, its fossils and the many significant writers connected with the town, from Jane Austen to John Fowles.

Do look at our website for latest information.


A wide range of schools activity sessions for KS1 & KS2 are available including - Become a Fossil Activity, Building Skeletons Activity, Mary Anning's Life Activity, Describing Fossils Activity, Jurassic Forces Activity, Fighting Fire Activity, Navigation Activity, Storms and Shipwrecks Activity, Sea Front Walk Activity. Plus workshops are available to download from the website. Schools Fossil Walks can also be arranged. Sixth Form sessions can be tailored to requirements.

Please call the museum on 01297 443370  for further information.


Museum facilities
Gift shop  Yes
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  The ground floor and shop are accessible to people with limited mobility and wheelchair users but there is currently no lift.  There is a photographic display on the ground floor showing the upper galleries. We are happy to assist with special requirements wherever possible, so please give us a call on 01297 443370 before you visit if you think we can help.
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  



Bridge Street
Lyme Regis

01297 443370