Lyme Regis Museum

The Lyme Regis Museum is also known as the Philpot Museum as it was commissioned in 1901 by Thomas Philpot, a relative of the fossil collector Elizabeth Philpot. Elizabeth Philpot befriended Mary Anning when Anning was still a child; despite the almost 20-year age difference the two became close and were frequently seen collecting fossils together. Philpot encouraged the young Anning to read about geology and understand the science behind the fossils she collected and sold.

The museum sits in the heart of Lyme Regis with views out over Lyme Bay.

The museum has collections telling Lyme’s local history and includes maritime and domestic objects, paintings, prints and photographs. This area of Dorset is known as the Jurassic Coast and is noted for its fossils, and the town’s literary connections, from Jane Austen to John Fowles, are illustrated in the Writers Gallery.

As well as the displays the Museum also organises fossil walks.

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Lyme Regis Museum 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 29fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Sep 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Oct 01lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 16.1℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Oct 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (WSW)

Lyme Regis weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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