Lyme Museum: Past, Present - and Future?
09 March 2017
Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3NL
Like many museums, Lyme Regis has been through good times and bad, as David Tucker explains in this talk. From its unsteady start in 1902, rapid growth in the 1930s and subsequent post-war decline, its low point was the collapse of the east wing in the 1960s. However, under the guidance of John Fowles and Liz-Ann Bawden the Museum recovered. Mary Godwin was then appointed as the first professional Director, under whom further significant improvements were made.
In 2012 David initiated a second successful Lottery Fund bid, and as a consequence the new Mary Anning Wing is expected to open in June 2017, when the main museum doors re-open.
Doors open at 2pm. Entry at the door for non-members £5 (students £2). Tea and cake provided.
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