The history of Lyme Regis Museum is the subject of curator Mary Godwin’s talk on Thursday (June 23) at 2.30pm. She will tell the story of the building, its architect and its collections. Former curator John Fowles, author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, described the museum as representing Lyme’s soul – ‘both its past and living memory’. Twenty years on it is also a place of research, education, cultural events and entertainment.
Chris Andrew holds two of his ‘Know Your Fossils’ sessions this coming Saturday and Sunday (June 25/26) at 2.30pm. A professional fossil hunter, Chris will discuss how to find, identify and handle fossils, as well as how they lived, and how they have survived for 200 million years. View his recent finds and bring along your own discoveries for identification.
Lyme Regis Museum designed by George Vialls in 1902 (photograph Peter Wiles)
Mary Godwin, Curator of Lyme Regis Museum