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Shipwrecks and Global 'Worming'

Shipwrecks and Global 'Worming'

Starts: March 1 - 7:30pm
Ends: March 1 - 8:30pm

Paola Palma, our Learning and Engagement Officer at St Barbe, will share her knowledge of the British coast and the shipwrecks that pepper it, most of which are of historical or archaeological value.

With the changes in the environment and cuts to research funds, the management of these sites is becoming increasingly difficult. The environment is changing fast to the detriment of the preservation of the past for the enjoyment of future generations. What are the scientific threats posed to the underwater cultural heritage? What can archaeologists do to establish priorities and avoid the permanent loss of potentially fundamental historical data?

This talk aims to explain what has scientifically being achieved so far and what, if anything, is left to do.

Friends of St Barbe Talks are held on the first Friday of each month. Members are free, Guest are welcome £5 per person.
Held at the Baptist Church, opposite St Barbe on New Street.
Doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at 7.30pm – lasting roughly an hour


Quiz and Chips

Quiz and Chips

Starts: March 15 - 7:00pm
Ends: March 15 - 10:00pm

Quiz night and Fish & Chip Supper in the Robert Hole Room at Lymington Community Centre 7pm – 10pm

Fish, Chicken and Vegetarian options : Licensed Bar : Raffle and Prizes

Returning by popular demand! Tickets Friends £10 / Guests £12 – please note end time is approximate depending on if there is a tie break!

Tickets on sale at St Barbe Welcome Desk NOW!


Xtreme Everest: going to extremes to understand critical illness

Xtreme Everest: going to extremes to understand critical illness

Starts: April 5 - 7:30pm
Ends: April 5 - 8:30pm

Kay Mitchell – Senior Research Manager, Critical Care Research Unit, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Kay works with Xtreme Everest. This group has undertaken field, laboratory and clinical research on human responses to low oxygen levels. She will outline how this improves understanding of critical illness and improves patient outcomes. She will present results: some leading to changes in practice, and what may be next. She will share anecdotes of her three visits to climb Everest.

Friends of St Barbe Talks are held on the first Friday of each month. Members are free, Guest are welcome £5 per person.
Held at the Baptist Church, opposite St Barbe on New Street.
Doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at 7.30pm – lasting roughly an hour


Lymington Open Gardens 2019

Lymington Open Gardens 2019

Starts: June 2 - 2:00pm
Ends: June 2 - 6:00pm

Entry by programme price £6
Lymington Open Gardens is organised by the Friends of St Barbe Museum. The first Open Gardens day was held in 2010 was a great success; and the Open Gardens scheme is now an established Lymington summer event enjoyed by many Lymington residents and visitors.

Click HERE to see full listings of Open Gardens

Why not make it a day out?

You will see the New Forest ponies and their foals as you travel through the Forest.
There are lots of cafés and pubs in the town where you can have lunch or pleasant picnic spots down on the Quay or in Grove Gardens park near the High Street.

Entry to the gardens will be by programme (£6) on sale in advance at St Barbe Museum in New Street and at Moore Blatch, 48 High Street, on the day as well as at all other gardens.

Many of the gardens are within walking distance of each other – or if you want to see them all a short bicycle ride.