Built on the site of Mary Anning’s home, Lyme Regis Museum is packed with interesting and thought-provoking displays with lots to interest adults and children of all ages.
Lyme’s lively local history is well represented by its spectacular fossil collections, maritime and domestic objects, and illustrated by paintings, prints and photographs. The area is noted for its fossils which are displayed in the geological galleries including a display showcasing the amazing life story of Mary Anning. The town’s literary connections, from Jane Austen and John Fowles to Tracy Chevalier, are illustrated in the Writers’ Gallery and on the upper floor is a presentation on Lyme’s “Bluebell Line”, the railway line closed in 1965 which connected Lyme Regis with the main line railway network at Axminster.
A busy programme of fossil walks, gallery talks and children’s activities run throughout the year.