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Sunday, 3 March 2013

BBC Countryfile visits the Museum

Last Thursday (28 February), the long-running BBC series Countryfile visited Lyme Regis and met some of the Museum staff. The Museum's geologist Paddy Howe (seen on the left with Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury) was involved in filming on the beach between Lyme and Charmouth, and was also filmed in his workshop preparing a small ammonite specimen. Filming also took place at the "ammonite graveyard" on Monmouth Beach, and Tom Sharpe of the National Museum of Wales was interviewed about Mary Anning.

The programme is scheduled to air on BBC1 in two weeks' time, on Sunday 17th March at 7pm. The photograph below shows Tom Sharpe and Julia Bradbury during filming. Both the pictures were taken by the Museum Education Officer, Chris Andrew.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Museum events in March


SUNDAY 3rd MARCH 2.30pm at Woodmead Hall
Yet more tales from under shady tree
An illustrated talk by Ken Gollop
Doors open 2pm - Admission £3.00 - Don't be late as it could get very full!

THURSDAY 7 MARCH 2.30pm at Woodmead Hall
The Extraordinary Life of Robert Fitzroy RN. Darwin's Commander
A talk by David Croman (organised by The Friends of Lyme Regis Museum)

TUESDAY 19th March 2.30pm at the Parish Church
The Skrabl Organ
A talk by Richard Godfrey of the Lyme Regis Organ School (organised jointly with The Lyme Regis Society). NB there will be no refreshments at this event.

Other events

SATURDAY 30 MARCH 10am-1.30pm at the Inn Place, Pilot Boat Inn
Sale of Quality Books
Donations of quality books welcome - contact Richard Wells (01297 442627) or David Cox (01297 443156)


To book on any of the walks listed below, please contact or phone 01297 443370. Further details of specific walks can be found on the What's On page of the main website.

Lyme History walks

(NEW this month - see this blog post for more details)

Monday 4 March 11am
Saturday 9 March 11am
Monday 11 March 11am
Saturday 16 March 11am
Monday 18 March 11am
Saturday 23 March 11am
Monday 25 March 11am
Saturday 30 March 11am

Rockpooling walks

Monday 25th March 9.30am

Mary Anning walks

Saturday 2nd March 1.30pm
Saturday 16th March 1.30pm
Saturday 23rd March 1.30pm
Saturday 30th March 1.30pm

Fossil walks

Friday 1st March 11.45am
Saturday 2nd March 12.15pm
Sunday 3rd March 12.45pm
Monday 4th March 1.30pm
Sunday 10th March 9am
Monday 11th March 9.15am
Wednesday 13th March 10.45am
Thursday 14th March 11.15am
Friday 15th March 11.45am
Saturday 16th March 12 noon
Sunday 17th March 12.30pm
Tuesday 26th March 9am
Wednesday 27th March 9.30am
Thursday 28th March 10.15am
Friday 29th March 10.45am
Saturday 30th March 11.30am
Sunday 31st March 1pm