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Sunday, 8 May 2011

This week's events at Lyme Regis Museum


Thursday 12 May 2.30pm - JANE AUSTEN. . . WHY DIDN’T SHE MARRY?: Descendant Diana Shervington’s talk will provide amusing reasons for Jane’s spinsterhood.

Saturday 14 May 8 pm - THE SKY AT NIGHT: A stargazing party with experts from the Norman Lockyer Observatory. A talk, refreshments and then outside for telescope views of stars, planets and an almost-full moon. A family event in celebration of Museums at Night weekend.

Sunday 15 May 2.30pm - KNOW YOUR FOSSILS: A talk on how fossils lived, and how to find, identify and handle them, with museum expert Chris Andrew.


MARY ANNING AND THE MEN OF SCIENCE. An exhibition exploring the relationship between local fossil-hunter Mary Anning (1799-1847) and the great men of science of her day. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the Royal Society and runs until 6 June.

FOUNDLING VOICES. An exhibition celebrating one of Lyme’s famous sons, Thomas Coram, who established the Foundling Hospital in London. Hear voices of former pupils of the Foundling Hospital recounting life before, during and after their time in the institution. This touring exhibition from London’s Foundling Museum can be seen in the ground floor gallery until 31 May.


Sorry, no fossil walks this week! Regular walks resume on Monday 16 May.


Monday 9 May 15:30 - Rockpooling
Saturday 14 May 14:00 - Mary Anning Walk

For full details of upcoming events, see What's On at the Museum.

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