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Sunday, 15 May 2011

This week's events at Lyme Regis Museum


Sorry, there are no talks at the Museum this week (the next one is on Thursday 26 May). For those who missed it, there is a summary of last week's talk "Jane Austen... Why Didn't She Marry?" here.


Friday 20 May 6pm - BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: In this Year of Maritime Lyme, the museum celebrates the publication of local author Peter Lacey’s book Ebb and Flow – A Maritime History of Lyme Regis.

Sunday 22 May from 11am - CELEBRATING THE LERRET DAY (museum open free): An all-day celebration of the historic Dorset fishing vessel, the lerret. Newly-built lerret Littlesea and 1923 motherboat Vera will be launched from Cobb Gate for a ceremonial row to the Cobb, where there will be an evocative exhibition of memories from lerret fisherfolk. If you have stories of lerret fishing, record them there for our oral history library.


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.


Tuesday 17 May 10:15
Thursday 19 May 12:00
Friday 20 May 12:30
Saturday 21 May 13:15


Saturday 21 May 14:00 - Mary Anning Walk
Sunday 22 May 15:00 - Rockpooling

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

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