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Visit Mary Anning Exhibition

Mary Anning Portrait by Benjamin Donne and on loan from the Geological Society

Mary Anning portrait by Benjamin Donne is on loan to the Lyme Regis Museum from the Geological Society

Rockwatchers may be interested to visit the new exhibition about fossil pioneer Mary Anning at the Lyme Regis Museum this summer.

As well as visiting the newly unveiled Mary Anning statue on the sea front, visitors to the museum will be able to see a rare portrait of the paleontologist with her dog, Tray, on the beach at Lyme alongside one of her rare ichthyosaurs she discovered in 1832. Both of these special items are on loan to the museum until September 2022 so we hope many of you will be able to squeeze in a visit over the summer.

As well as this amazing exhibition, the museum is excited to introduce a new acquisition found by local fossil hunters which is thought to be a brand new genus and species of ancient crocodile, known locally as the Charmouth Crocodile.

You can find out more on the museum website.


Author: Helen Connolly

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