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.
Lyme Regis Museum
Tel: 01297 443370
Katherine May, Programme Manager