An amazing fossil pliosaur skull has been found near Kimmmeridge in Dorset
The Mary Anning Space to Learn Garden by Julie and Andrew Haylock is inspired by the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning, from Lyme Regis. Born into poverty, Mary’s gender, standing in society and lack of formal education was a barrier to her being fully credited for her geological discoveries that would provide important evidence of […]
Lyme Regis Museum is celebrating the life and work of one the town’s most famous daughters, Mary Anning, with the unveiling of a rarely seen portrait of the renowned paleontologist, an exhibition featuring one of her rare ichthyosaurs and a stunning newly discovered genus and species of extinct marine ‘crocodile’ found by two local fossil […]
Dorset fossil hunter Mary Anning finally has a statue in her home town of Lyme Regis thanks to schoolgirl Evie Swire. It was unveiled by Professor Alice Roberts on 21 May 2022, overlooking Black Ven cliffs and Golden Cap, on the 223rd anniversary of Anning’s birth. It was a historic day both for Lyme Regis […]
Dorset fossil hunter Dr Steve Etches MBE has unearthed a new type of prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ on a Dorset beach. He found it buried head-first in limestone.
The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre are this year’s recipients of The Geological Society R.H. Worth Award for achievements in outreach, public engagement and education.
Dorset fossil hunter Chris Moore has discovered a new species of ichthyosaur. The find was featured in an hour long BBC1 documentary – Attenborough and the Sea Dragon.
In early 2017, the Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life received a donation to The Collection of an incredible 3 metre long Ichthyosaur fossil specimen which was discovered in 1993 by Mr Phil Jacobs, the donor. Ichthyosaurs were prehistoric marine reptiles, similar in looks to dolphins, which swam the seas of Jurassic Dorset 150-157 million […]
The Etches Collection containing more than 2,000 specimens, some previously unknown to science, opened in Kimmeridge on 21 October 2016. Fossils from sharks, crocodiles, barnacles and flying reptiles as well as crustaceans, corals and dinosaurs are among those on view. The biggest single specimen is a two-metre long jaw of a Pliosaur. The fossil museum and […]
Dorset-based innovator Richard Hartnell, whose Jurassic Airlines experience was a huge hit at the launch of the Jurassic Coast Earth Festival in May, has spent recent weeks enhancing the flight in the run up to its stay at ‘Onboard International Airport’ in Weymouth to offer passengers the latest in what he describes as ‘Ecotainment’. The […]