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This three metre long ichthyosaur (fossil marine reptile) was discovered in December 2009 and, following gaining permissions, was extracted in early January 2010 from Broad Ledge, to the east of Lyme Regis. Preparation was complete by the end of July 2010. The ichthyosaur is almost certainly Leptopterygius tenuirostri...
The geology gallery explores the rich local fossils and the extraordinary history of science behind their early discovery and study. Mary Anning and the Anning family of Lyme Regis, plays a central part of this story.