The Museum stands in the heart of the town, where the beautiful coastlines of Dorset and Devon meet. Built on the site of the family home of Lyme's renowned fossilist Mary Anning, the building has great idiosyncratic charm and is packed with fascinating displays. There are galleries devoted to Lyme's early and maritime history, its internationally important geology and the many significant writers connected with the town, from Jane Austen to John Fowles.
Talks, walks, rockpooling and fossil hunting with the museum experts are organised all year round. Family fun days are regular events. Educational groups and school visits are welcome.
"A delightful and remarkable museum, a jewel" - Sir David Attenborough
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
* Open daily in all school holidays throughout the year.
Special evening opening for groups can be arranged.
Closed Christmas Day.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff*|
|Adult||£3.95 per ticket|
|Seniors||£3.45 per ticket|
|Children when accompanied by Adults||free|
Adults' and seniors' tickets allow free admission for a year.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Nearest major road is A35. Follow signs to Lyme Regis.
Nearest train station is Axminster (London Waterloo - Exeter line). Bus service 31 (Axminster -LymeRegis - Bridport - Dorchester - Weymouth) connects with most trains. Jurassic Coast bus X53 (Exeter - Poole) stops nearby.