Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis is world-renowned as a fossil hunters paradise, so where better to learn about fossils and one of the world’s most famous fossil hunters, Mary Anning.

The museum, built on the site of Mary Anning’s home enjoys a stunning seafront location on the world-famous Jurassic Coast with fantastic views over Lyme Bay. There are fossils galore in the new interactive geology gallery, a new learning centre (great fun for families), local history, famous writers, fossil hunting walks and of course the story of Mary Anning.

Discover the story of the remarkable and important contribution Mary Anning made to the development of modern scientific thought – against all the odds. The new Mary Anning Wing opened in 2017 and now there is more than ever to see, do and learn. Children enjoy free entry to this family-friendly museum, and are very welcome. They will love exploring the Cabinet of Curiosities and new museum trails! There’s plenty to interest adults and those who wish to go into more depth too, all wrapped up in a charming Grade 11 listed building complete with beautiful spiral staircase.

With a full calendar of events on offer plus special family events in school holidays, there’s lots going on in this lively museum. Try a fossil walk or explore the town with its lovely beach and famous Cobb – where the iconic scene from the French Lieutenant’s Woman was filmed.

 Find out more at the Lyme Regis Museum website.