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Exmouth & District

Lyme Regis and Fossil Hunting including Entry to the Museum

Event type: Social
Date: 23 May 2024
Booking: Note that booking is required.

This is a trip to Lyme Regis with an opportunity to go on a fossil hunting expedition. We have planned a day out to Lyme Regis museum. The coach will drop us off at the Lyme Regis museum in the morning. From there you are free to explore local history and of course the fossils. Here, Lyme’s local history is well represented by its fantastic collections of fossils, maritime and domestic objects. While fossils play a big part in Lyme’s history, it is also the birthplace for many literary and artistic people. In the afternoon we have organised a fossil hunt with a local expert and you can learn a little more about Mary Anning and her amazing discoveries and hopefully unearth your own fossils. This fossil exploration hunt is a three hours long expedition and included in the ticket price. This afternoon activity can only accommodate 30 people. For those not joining the fossil hunt in the afternoon, Lyme Regis is an interesting town to explore. The coach will pick us up at the Exmouth coach park, behind Exmouth Train station, at 9.30 am and return us there for 6pm.

Health and safety considerations. The fossil hunt is located on a beach. It will take place regardless of the weather. The ground can be uneven and slippery. Lyme Regis is a hilly small town.