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Sunday, 29 May 2011

This week's events at Lyme Regis Museum


Wednesday 1 June 11am to 3pm - FAMILY FUN DAY (Free admission): Make your own driftwood boat! Drop in and get creative with local artist Alison Bowskill, who will help you see the potential in pieces of driftwood from the beach. All materials supplied.


Saturday 4 June 2.30pm - MARY ANNING – FOSSIL PIONEER: A talk by Daphne Baker on the self-educated woman of Lyme who became the greatest fossil hunter the world has known.


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.


Monday 30 May 09:00
Tuesday 31 May 09:30
Wednesday 1 June 10:15
Thursday 2 June 10:45
Friday 3 June 11:30
Saturday 4 June 12:15
Sunday 5 June 12:45


Friday 3 June 10:00 - NATURE ALONG THE RIVER LIM: A walk along the River Lim towards Uplyme with David Cox, the museum’s flora and fauna specialist, who will describe the bird, animal and plant life to be seen en route. The walk lasts about 1½ hours, and walkers make their own way back, or enjoy a drink at the village pub or a picnic at one of the many beautiful vantage points.

Saturday 4 June 15:00 - Mary Anning Walk

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

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