Lyme Regis Philpot Museum Trust

Lyme Regis Philpot Museum Trust

At a glance


  • Museums / heritage

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Our Vision 

We will inspire people about the astonishing global stories of Lyme Regis. 


Our Mission 

• to enhance and improve the collections  

• to provide a world-class visitor experience  

• to share our collections and knowledge.  


Our Purpose 

The museum exists to promote public understanding of historic and contemporary Lyme Regis, and of its society, culture, coast and landscape. 


Our Principles 

The museum will: 

  • be socially inclusive 
  • work closely with other organisations 
  • ensure that its programmes relate to the museum’s purpose 
  • be as objective as possible 
  • operate ethically by subscribing to the codes of ethics of the Museums Association and International Council of Museums 


Our Functions 

The museum conducts an on-going active dialogue about Lyme, its environment, its past and its future with people who live in, work in and visit Lyme. Our aspirations include: 


  • preserving existing collections (geology, archaeology, history and art). 
  • adding to those collections and undertaking relevant research 
  • contributing to the wider wellbeing agenda for our local communities 
  • providing permanent and temporary exhibitions 
  • facilitating access to the historic building, collections and information 
  • opportunities for formal and informal learning 
  • encouraging debate 
  • reaching out to diverse communities, especially those unable to visit the museum 

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