A west Dorset museum says it is offering 'something for everyone' as it unveils its 'fun-packed' summer programme of activities.

Lyme Regis Museum, based in Bridge Street, is holding a number of family-friendly events across July and August.

In the building itself, there are a host of workshops linked to the museum’s collections and led by local artists, including clay modelling, print making and painting.

On the shoreline, expert guides will be running rock pooling sessions offering visitors the opportunity to discover creatures lurking in the pools and crevices at Lyme. 

Fossil polishing sessions will give visitors the chance to take home a 200 million year old artefact, while spooky 'ghost walks' will enable people to view the town's darker side.

In the museum, there is also an interactive gallery, family-friendly learning centre and information on Lyme’s most famous fossil hunter - Mary Anning. 

A new exhibition on the paleontologist - ‘Mary Anning’s Thunderbolts’ - is included in the admission price to the musuem, as well as the art exhibition: ‘Landscapes of Dorset and Cornwall’. 

Meanwhile, visitors can enjoy 'fossil walks' which run most days, tide dependent.

Museum director Bridget Houseago said “We look forward to another busy summer here. If you are visiting Lyme, come on down and enjoy what’s on offer, there’s something for everyone."

For more information, visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk