Mary Anning Wing

 Mary Anning Wing, Lyme Regis


Start Date:01/07/2017                              End Date:31/03/2018

Growth Deal funding awarded £56,250

Funding awarded to Lyme Regis Museum

Project Summary - Funding towards the building of the Mary Anning Wing of Lyme Regis to enhance learning, exhibition and café space.


  • Learning space
  • Extended exhibition
  • Expanded retail space
  • Public toilets and a lift. 

Progress towards forecast: Delivered


  • 2.5 jobs
  • 28,500 visitors per annum

Progress towards forecast: On Target

Local Growth Funding was allocated towards the new Mary Anning Wing extension of the Lyme Regis Museum. Lyme Regis Museum welcomed its most famous patron, Sir David Attenborough, to lead a special inauguration ceremony for the Mary Anning Wing, the new extension which opened in July 2017.

Tourism is a key sector for Dorset and this impressive addition to one of Dorset’s much-loved museums will help to contribute to the wider economic well-being of the region through the creation of jobs, and increased visitor numbers and local spend.


Sir David Attenborough Guest of Honour at Museum Inauguration Ceremony

Contact Details 

Lyme Regis Museum 


Tel: 01297 443370


Dorset LEP

Katherine May, Programme Manager

01202 962720







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