Thursday, July 12, 2012
Lyme Regis Museum has lined up a number of events for the rest of July.
On Wednesday, July 25, at 3.45pm, visitors will get the chance to explore rockpools on the beach at Lyme Regis with museum marine biology experts Chris Andrew and Paddy Howe.
See at close quarters the magical world of seaweed, fish and creatures like velvet swimming crabs and squat lobsters that lie in the wake of the receding tide.
Meet at the museum or book: tel 01297 443370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; price £5 adults and £2.50 children/students, includes free museum admission.
On Sunday, July 15, and Saturday, July 28, at 2.30pm, discover Facts on Fossils with museum geologists Chris Andrew and Paddy Howe.
Learn how to find fossils; take along your own discoveries and handle some extraordinary fossils recently found on the Jurassic Coast.
A mini-master class for all ages and levels of interested fossilists. Meet at the Langmoor Room, Jubilee Pavilion on Marine Parade (on July 15) and at the museum (on July 28) or book: tel 01297 443370 or email email@example.com; price £4 adults and free for children/students, includes free museum admission.
There will also be a Family Fossil Day on Thursday, July 26. The mini fossil festival day will feature museum experts Paddy Howe, Chris Andrew and Brandon Lennon.
You’ll get the chance to polish an ammonite to take home.
You can handle 195-million-year-old treasures, ask questions and take your own prized collection for identification. Fossil finds on display include impressive recent discoveries. Drop in all day – free admission.
The Mary Anning Walks take place on Saturdays, July 14, 21 and 28, at 1.30pm
Visitors can take a walk in the footsteps of Mary Anning to see the town as she knew it, exploring the paths and streets of Old Lyme with guide Natalie Manifold. Meet at the museum, which is the site of Mary Anning’s birthplace, or book: tel 01297 443370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; price £6 adults and £3 children/students, includes free museum admission.