Thursday, 1st May
  • THIS IS THE 2014 PROGRAMME

    1st May 9.00am - 12.00(noon)

    The 2014 Fossil Festival takes place 1-3 May, 2015. These pages contain the 2014 Fossil Festival programme, to give visitors who haven't been before an idea of what the Festival offers. We will begin to load the 2015 Festival… more...

  • Robin Ince - In and Out of his Mind

    1st May 8.00pm - 10.00pm

    Kicking off this year’s Fossil Festival, Robin Ince – Sony Gold Award-winning comedian and science enthusiast (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox) – presents another in his line of unhinged… more...

    Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

    To book call 01297 442138 or http://www.marinetheatre.com

  • Mark Witton's Palaeo Artworks

    8th April - 4th May

    Dinosaurs, pterosaurs and all things paleontological are on display in the Malthouse, part of the Lyme Regis Town Mill. The artworks are by University of Portsmouth’s Dr Mark Witton, who specialises in ‘paleoart,’… more...

    Malthouse, Town Mill

    Friday, 2nd May
  • THIS IS THE 2014 PROGRAMME

    2nd May 9.00am - 12.00(noon)

    The 2014 Fossil Festival takes place 1-3 May, 2015. These pages contain the 2014 Fossil Festival programme, to give visitors who haven't been before an idea of what the Festival offers. We will begin to load the 2015 Festival… more...

  • Talks: Broadening Participation in Science - Citizen Science

    2nd May 7.00pm - 9.00pm

    Broadening participation in Science - Citizen Science and other Initiatives The Fossil Festival is a wonderful way of exciting people in fossils and natural history but how can we build on this? During this evening symposium… more...

    The Hub, Church Street, DT7 3BS

    Book now

    http://www.hublyme.co.ukTickets: General: £5.00, Concessions: £2.50

  • Relativitively Speaking - Tangram Theatre Company

    2nd May 7.30pm - 8.30pm

    After seeing this 5 star show at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe we knew it would be a hit at this year’s Fossil Festival… Join Albert, the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science, for a lecture… more...

    Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

    To book call 01297 442138 or http://www.marinetheatre.com

  • National Trust

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. School groups will have priority for all activities, and some activities will be fully booked all day. If… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Palaeontological Association

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. School groups will have priority for all activities, and some activities will be fully booked all day. Ever wondered how fossils are… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Make History Exciting!

    2nd May

    Make History Exciting! Woodroffe School Art Activity  -  Run by Year 8 students assisted by Art Teacher Mrs. Bowskill. Morph your fossil into a NEW and UNKNOWN… more...

  • Dinosaur Runway - Plymouth University

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. School groups will have priority for all activities, and some activities will be fully booked all day. Come and walk the dinosaur runway… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • British Antarctic Survey

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. School groups will have priority for all activities, and some activities will be fully booked all day. BAS scientists at the Festival… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. School groups will have priority for all activities, and some activities will be fully booked all day. With the theme of… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Chicken-o-saurus!

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. School groups will have priority for all activities, and some activities will be fully booked all day. What would happen if we could… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Lyme Regis Rocks - Puppet theatre on the Parade

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. This activity will be fully booked all day. “Lyme Regis Rocks” is a brand-new puppet show… more...

    Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis

  • Discovering Microfossils

    2nd May

    NOTE: Friday 2 May is a Schools Day, which is run primarily for local primary schools. School groups will have priority for all activities, and some activities will be fully booked all day. Fossils on the Jurassic Coast… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Mark Witton's Palaeo Artworks

    8th April - 4th May

    Dinosaurs, pterosaurs and all things paleontological are on display in the Malthouse, part of the Lyme Regis Town Mill. The artworks are by University of Portsmouth’s Dr Mark Witton, who specialises in ‘paleoart,’… more...

    Malthouse, Town Mill

  • Dorset Geologists Assocation

    2nd May - 4th May

    Membership of the DGA is open to anyone interested in Dorset geology. The DGA promotes Dorset Geology; hosts field trips/lectures in Dorset and surrounding… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Natural England

    2nd May - 4th May

    Come find out more about the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve on your doorstep and take part in free kids activities, including a free puppet theatre at the Jubilee Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday. Natural England is… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Adrian Gray - Stonebalancing Art

    2nd May - 5th May

    Adrian will be creating new stonebalancing sculptures during the festival and will provide stones and balancing tips so you can have a go yourselves. As an artist his work is predominantly sculpture and photography based… more...

    Town Beach, next to Grand Marquee

  • Fossil Fair

    2nd May - 5th May

    Join our Jurassic Coast fossil collectors in the Grand Marquee at the Fossil Festival. There are fossils of all shapes and sizes to admire and buy (from 50p up!), as well as jewellery, fossil-based arts and crafts, and dinosaurs… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Geo-Fun Reading Rocks

    2nd May - 4th May

    The Art & Science of Reading Rocks Roll up & Rock up to our Geo-FUN mini museum and take part in our own extraordinary blend of art & science activities. Discover… more...

    Town Beach, next to Grand Marquee

  • Natural History Museum

    2nd May - 4th May

    Join dozens of scientists from the Natural History Museum in the Grand Marquee. They're bringing along some of their favourite fossils, and you'll be able to sieve for (and keep!) shark's teeth, pan for gold, and dig up dino bones… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Lyme Regis Museum

    2nd May - 4th May

    The Lyme Regis Museum, built on the site of Mary Anning’s house and fossil shop, is a real gem. The unique building is a cabinet of curiosity about all aspects of local history. Artefacts tell the story of Lyme's connections… more...

    Bridge Street, Lyme Regis

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    2nd May - 4th May

    Visit the Centre to see our amazing fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach at Charmouth. Our guided fossil hunting walks are a great family day out on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.… more...

    Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6LL

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and YHA

    2nd May - 4th May

    Dinosaur CSI A terrible crime has been committed in Lyme Regis, but who by? The culprit is over 2 metres tall, has very sharp teeth and a tendency to eat between meals!… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Rockwatch

    2nd May - 4th May

    Rockwatch is the nationwide club for young geologists. It is the junior club of the Geologists' Association and is for all those interested in things geological - rocks, fossils, minerals and landscapes. They'll have lots of hands-on… more...

  • Geologists' Association

    2nd May - 4th May

    Since its formation in 1858, the GA has actively promoted the study of geology to all who are interested in the past, present and future of the natural world. It is a friendly and inclusive… more...

    10am - 5pm

  • MARINElife

    2nd May - 4th May

    MARINElife is a Dorset based charity established to coordinate and develop a growing portfolio of whale, dolphin and sea bird research and monitoring projects. Through these projects and collaborations with like-minded organisations,… more...

    Grand Marquee

    Saturday, 3rd May
  • A walk through the Undercliffs

    3rd May 9.00am

    A walk through the Undercliffs as part of the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Join Donald Campbell, Dr David Allen and Tom Sunderland on a walk through the Undercliffs NNR. Some of the walk will be on… more...

    Meet at Holmbush Car Park

  • THIS IS THE 2014 PROGRAMME

    3rd May 9.00am - 12.00(noon)

    The 2014 Fossil Festival takes place 1-3 May, 2015. These pages contain the 2014 Fossil Festival programme, to give visitors who haven't been before an idea of what the Festival offers. We will begin to load the 2015 Festival… more...

  • Prehistoric Puppets

    3rd May 10.00am - 2.00pm

    Calling all dino-dudes and fossil-fiends, come and make your very own dinosaur puppet then bring it to life in an amazing prehistoric puppet show!  What will you make? A T-Rex or a new undiscovered species?! All participants… more...

    To book call 01297 442138 or http://www.marinetheatre.com

  • Guided Fossil Walk - Lyme Regis Museum

    3rd May 1.00pm - 4.00pm

    Get Fossilling on the Jurassic Coast! Come and join in with one of our famous Fossil Walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Lyme Regis Museum Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Your fossil… more...

  • Charmouth Fossil Hunting Walk

    3rd May 1.30pm

    Guided Fossil Hunting Walk - Saturday 3rd May @ 1.30pm Join the warden team for a fossil hunting walk to discover the ancient sea creatures of the Jurassic. All walk start from the Centre at Charmouth… more...

    Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    Book online

  • Mary Anning Walk

    3rd May 1.30pm - 3.00pm

    See where Mary Anning lived and where she sold her fossils. Experience her highs and lows, travelling around Lyme Regis as she would have done. To her mother, Mary was a 'history and a mystery'. To us, Mary Anning is quite… more...

    Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street

  • Darwin's 'beloved barnacles': Fossils, molecules & evo

    3rd May 3.00pm - 4.00pm

    SORRY! CAR BREAKDOWN TALK CANCELLED If you've enjoyed taking to the scientists and exhibitors at the Festival then learn a bit more about what they do from one of our Festival talks. The talks will be suitable for a general… more...

    The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS

  • Talk: Palaeontology in the Antarctic - Rowan Whittle

    3rd May 4.00pm - 5.00pm

    If you've enjoyed taking to the scientists and exhibitors at the Festival then learn a bit more about what they do from one of our Festival talks. The talks will be suitable for a general audience with no knowledge of the subject… more...

    The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS

    Book now

    http://www.hublyme.co.ukTickets: General: £2.50, Concession: £2.00

  • Talks: Jurassic Developments

    3rd May 7.00pm - 9.00pm

    Jurassic Developments A chance to catch up on some developments in our understanding of the Jurassic Coast and communication of results from it. The bar is open before and after the talks and there will be a chance for… more...

    The Hub, Church Street, DT7 3BS

    Book now

    http://www.hublyme.co.ukTickets: General: £5.00, Concessions: £2.50

  • A Chalk Through Time

    3rd May

    Join Lyme Regis’s very own Mary Anning as she creates a geological chalk timeline along Marine Parade. Mary will be explaining how our very own Jurassic Coast fits into the great scheme of things, along with lots of fun facts… more...

  • Mark Witton's Palaeo Artworks

    8th April - 4th May

    Dinosaurs, pterosaurs and all things paleontological are on display in the Malthouse, part of the Lyme Regis Town Mill. The artworks are by University of Portsmouth’s Dr Mark Witton, who specialises in ‘paleoart,’… more...

    Malthouse, Town Mill

  • Dorset Geologists Assocation

    2nd May - 4th May

    Membership of the DGA is open to anyone interested in Dorset geology. The DGA promotes Dorset Geology; hosts field trips/lectures in Dorset and surrounding… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Natural England

    2nd May - 4th May

    Come find out more about the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve on your doorstep and take part in free kids activities, including a free puppet theatre at the Jubilee Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday. Natural England is… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Adrian Gray - Stonebalancing Art

    2nd May - 5th May

    Adrian will be creating new stonebalancing sculptures during the festival and will provide stones and balancing tips so you can have a go yourselves. As an artist his work is predominantly sculpture and photography based… more...

    Town Beach, next to Grand Marquee

  • Fossil Fair

    2nd May - 5th May

    Join our Jurassic Coast fossil collectors in the Grand Marquee at the Fossil Festival. There are fossils of all shapes and sizes to admire and buy (from 50p up!), as well as jewellery, fossil-based arts and crafts, and dinosaurs… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Geo-Fun Reading Rocks

    2nd May - 4th May

    The Art & Science of Reading Rocks Roll up & Rock up to our Geo-FUN mini museum and take part in our own extraordinary blend of art & science activities. Discover… more...

    Town Beach, next to Grand Marquee

  • Natural History Museum

    2nd May - 4th May

    Join dozens of scientists from the Natural History Museum in the Grand Marquee. They're bringing along some of their favourite fossils, and you'll be able to sieve for (and keep!) shark's teeth, pan for gold, and dig up dino bones… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Lyme Regis Museum

    2nd May - 4th May

    The Lyme Regis Museum, built on the site of Mary Anning’s house and fossil shop, is a real gem. The unique building is a cabinet of curiosity about all aspects of local history. Artefacts tell the story of Lyme's connections… more...

    Bridge Street, Lyme Regis

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    2nd May - 4th May

    Visit the Centre to see our amazing fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach at Charmouth. Our guided fossil hunting walks are a great family day out on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.… more...

    Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6LL

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and YHA

    2nd May - 4th May

    Dinosaur CSI A terrible crime has been committed in Lyme Regis, but who by? The culprit is over 2 metres tall, has very sharp teeth and a tendency to eat between meals!… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Rockwatch

    2nd May - 4th May

    Rockwatch is the nationwide club for young geologists. It is the junior club of the Geologists' Association and is for all those interested in things geological - rocks, fossils, minerals and landscapes. They'll have lots of hands-on… more...

  • Geologists' Association

    2nd May - 4th May

    Since its formation in 1858, the GA has actively promoted the study of geology to all who are interested in the past, present and future of the natural world. It is a friendly and inclusive… more...

    10am - 5pm

  • MARINElife

    2nd May - 4th May

    MARINElife is a Dorset based charity established to coordinate and develop a growing portfolio of whale, dolphin and sea bird research and monitoring projects. Through these projects and collaborations with like-minded organisations,… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • National Trust

    3rd May - 4th May

    If you go down to the beach today you’re in for a BIG surprise…… ……  Step back in time and see how ammonites were formed.  Join the National Trust West Dorset… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Palaeontological Association

    3rd May - 4th May

    Ever wondered how fossils are named, and what those names mean? Check out the Palaeontological Association's display, handle the fossil specimens and find out their names and why they are important. Make and name your own fantastical… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Dinosaur Runway - Plymouth University

    3rd May - 4th May

    Come and walk the dinosaur runway to find out how palaeontologists use fossils to determine the size and speed of dinosaurs living millions of years ago. Make your own dinosaur footprints to discover what dinosaur… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    3rd May - 4th May

    Paint your own fossil cast to take home! What colour were they? Who knows! Many designs to choose from including ammonites, dinosaur eggs, fossil shark teeth, ichthyosaur jaws and trilobites. Drop in anytime on Saturday and Sunday.… more...

    Grand Marquee

    £2 - £4

  • British Antarctic Survey

    3rd May - 4th May

    BAS scientists at the Festival will tell you all about life and research at the South Pole, and you can hop inside one of the field tents and check out the clothing and food that are really used. A selection of fossils and modern… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science

    3rd May - 4th May

    With the theme of citizen science learn all about a new programme working with partners in Holland which enable you to use your mobile phone to gather key data on the state of our coastal seas. But we haven’t… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Chicken-o-saurus!

    3rd May - 4th May

    What would happen if we could reverse the DNA of a chicken, unravel its history, rewind its evolution . . . What kind of dinosaur could we create? Come along and help Lyme Regis artist Darrell Wakelam to create our very… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • UK Onshore Geophysical Library

    3rd May - 4th May

    The UK Onshore Geophysical Library (UKOGL) was established in 1994 in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry now the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Lyme Regis Rocks - Puppet theatre on the Parade

    3rd May - 4th May

    “Lyme Regis Rocks” is a brand-new puppet show written by Jane Leakey of Fat Cat Theatre Company especially for the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. Commissioned by Natural England, this fun-filled show for… more...

    Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis

  • Horace the Travelling Pliosaur Cinema

    3rd May - 4th May

    Back by popular demand! Come and meet Horace, a 35-foot Jurassic sea-lizard with a walk-in cinematic belly. A Jurassic Pliosaur aged 165 million years old, Horace is an outdoor theatrical installation, accompanied by 'palaeo-mechanic'… more...

    Marine Theatre square

    Tickets from Festival Info Booth, Cobb Gate

  • PANACHE - Dorset Wildlife Trust

    3rd May - 4th May

    Come to our stand to compare what lives in the seas now to what lived there 150,000,000 years ago! There will also be information about the work the Living Seas Team do at Dorset Wildlife Trust; including our PANACHE project, Marine… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Discovering Microfossils

    3rd May - 4th May

    Fossils on the Jurassic Coast come in every size, from giant marine reptiles and dinosaurs to tiny ammonites and shark teeth and then to really microscopic fossils such as foraminifera (which occur almost everywhere) and coccoliths… more...

    Grand Marquee

    Sunday, 4th May
  • THIS IS THE 2014 PROGRAMME

    4th May 9.00am - 12.00(noon)

    The 2014 Fossil Festival takes place 1-3 May, 2015. These pages contain the 2014 Fossil Festival programme, to give visitors who haven't been before an idea of what the Festival offers. We will begin to load the 2015 Festival… more...

  • Prehistoric Puppets

    4th May 10.00am - 2.00pm

    Calling all dino-dudes and fossil-fiends, come and make your very own dinosaur puppet then bring it to life in an amazing prehistoric puppet show!  What will you make? A T-Rex or a new undiscovered species?!… more...

    Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

    To book call 01297 442138 or http://www.marinetheatre.com

  • Charmouth Fossil Hunting Walk

    4th May 1.30pm

    Guided Fossil Hunting Walk- Sunday 4th May at 1.30pm Join the warden team for a fossil hunting walk to discover the ancient sea creatures of the Jurassic. All walk start from the Centre at Charmouth… more...

    Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    Book online

  • Guided Fossil Walk - Lyme Regis Museum

    4th May 1.30pm - 4.30pm

    Get Fossilling on the Jurassic Coast! Come and join in with one of our famous Fossil Walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Lyme Regis Museum Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Your fossil… more...

  • Kids Jungle Fun

    4th May 2.00pm

    A free up-to-2-hour ramble for those aged 8 and up. You’ll need to be wearing good outdoor gear and appropriate footwear. The walk is free, but you must have a ticket from the Fossil Festival Info Booth in Cobb Gate.… more...

    Meet at RNLI Station, Cobb Road

  • Talk: Deep-sea Environments - Adrian Glover

    4th May 3.00pm - 4.00pm

    Adrian Glover Deep-sea Environments Adrian is a zoologist at the Natural History Museum specialising in deep-sea environments, from whale falls to manganese nodules. He is brining a small remotely operated submarine… more...

    The Hub, Church Street, DT7 3BS

    Book now

    http://www.hublyme.co.ukTickets: General: £2.50, Concessions: £2.00

  • Relativitively Speaking - Tangram Theatre Company

    4th May 4.00pm - 5.00pm

    After seeing this 5 star show at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe we knew it would be a hit at this year’s Fossil Festival… Join Albert, the genius behind the übercoolest moustache… more...

    Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

    To book call 01297 442138 or http://www.marinetheatre.com

  • Talk: Science and Art of Recreating Extinct Life - Mark Witton

    4th May 4.00pm - 5.00pm

    Mark Witton The science and art of recreating extinct life Mark Witton is a University of Portsmouth palaeontologist specialising on pterosaurs, the extinct flying reptiles which once lived… more...

    The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS

    Book now

    http://www.hublyme.co.ukTickets: General: £2.50, Concession: £2.00

  • Mark Witton's Palaeo Artworks

    8th April - 4th May

    Dinosaurs, pterosaurs and all things paleontological are on display in the Malthouse, part of the Lyme Regis Town Mill. The artworks are by University of Portsmouth’s Dr Mark Witton, who specialises in ‘paleoart,’… more...

    Malthouse, Town Mill

  • Dorset Geologists Assocation

    2nd May - 4th May

    Membership of the DGA is open to anyone interested in Dorset geology. The DGA promotes Dorset Geology; hosts field trips/lectures in Dorset and surrounding… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Natural England

    2nd May - 4th May

    Come find out more about the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve on your doorstep and take part in free kids activities, including a free puppet theatre at the Jubilee Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday. Natural England is… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Adrian Gray - Stonebalancing Art

    2nd May - 5th May

    Adrian will be creating new stonebalancing sculptures during the festival and will provide stones and balancing tips so you can have a go yourselves. As an artist his work is predominantly sculpture and photography based… more...

    Town Beach, next to Grand Marquee

  • Fossil Fair

    2nd May - 5th May

    Join our Jurassic Coast fossil collectors in the Grand Marquee at the Fossil Festival. There are fossils of all shapes and sizes to admire and buy (from 50p up!), as well as jewellery, fossil-based arts and crafts, and dinosaurs… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Geo-Fun Reading Rocks

    2nd May - 4th May

    The Art & Science of Reading Rocks Roll up & Rock up to our Geo-FUN mini museum and take part in our own extraordinary blend of art & science activities. Discover… more...

    Town Beach, next to Grand Marquee

  • Natural History Museum

    2nd May - 4th May

    Join dozens of scientists from the Natural History Museum in the Grand Marquee. They're bringing along some of their favourite fossils, and you'll be able to sieve for (and keep!) shark's teeth, pan for gold, and dig up dino bones… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Lyme Regis Museum

    2nd May - 4th May

    The Lyme Regis Museum, built on the site of Mary Anning’s house and fossil shop, is a real gem. The unique building is a cabinet of curiosity about all aspects of local history. Artefacts tell the story of Lyme's connections… more...

    Bridge Street, Lyme Regis

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    2nd May - 4th May

    Visit the Centre to see our amazing fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach at Charmouth. Our guided fossil hunting walks are a great family day out on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.… more...

    Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6LL

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and YHA

    2nd May - 4th May

    Dinosaur CSI A terrible crime has been committed in Lyme Regis, but who by? The culprit is over 2 metres tall, has very sharp teeth and a tendency to eat between meals!… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Rockwatch

    2nd May - 4th May

    Rockwatch is the nationwide club for young geologists. It is the junior club of the Geologists' Association and is for all those interested in things geological - rocks, fossils, minerals and landscapes. They'll have lots of hands-on… more...

  • Geologists' Association

    2nd May - 4th May

    Since its formation in 1858, the GA has actively promoted the study of geology to all who are interested in the past, present and future of the natural world. It is a friendly and inclusive… more...

    10am - 5pm

  • MARINElife

    2nd May - 4th May

    MARINElife is a Dorset based charity established to coordinate and develop a growing portfolio of whale, dolphin and sea bird research and monitoring projects. Through these projects and collaborations with like-minded organisations,… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • National Trust

    3rd May - 4th May

    If you go down to the beach today you’re in for a BIG surprise…… ……  Step back in time and see how ammonites were formed.  Join the National Trust West Dorset… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Palaeontological Association

    3rd May - 4th May

    Ever wondered how fossils are named, and what those names mean? Check out the Palaeontological Association's display, handle the fossil specimens and find out their names and why they are important. Make and name your own fantastical… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Dinosaur Runway - Plymouth University

    3rd May - 4th May

    Come and walk the dinosaur runway to find out how palaeontologists use fossils to determine the size and speed of dinosaurs living millions of years ago. Make your own dinosaur footprints to discover what dinosaur… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    3rd May - 4th May

    Paint your own fossil cast to take home! What colour were they? Who knows! Many designs to choose from including ammonites, dinosaur eggs, fossil shark teeth, ichthyosaur jaws and trilobites. Drop in anytime on Saturday and Sunday.… more...

    Grand Marquee

    £2 - £4

  • British Antarctic Survey

    3rd May - 4th May

    BAS scientists at the Festival will tell you all about life and research at the South Pole, and you can hop inside one of the field tents and check out the clothing and food that are really used. A selection of fossils and modern… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science

    3rd May - 4th May

    With the theme of citizen science learn all about a new programme working with partners in Holland which enable you to use your mobile phone to gather key data on the state of our coastal seas. But we haven’t… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Chicken-o-saurus!

    3rd May - 4th May

    What would happen if we could reverse the DNA of a chicken, unravel its history, rewind its evolution . . . What kind of dinosaur could we create? Come along and help Lyme Regis artist Darrell Wakelam to create our very… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • UK Onshore Geophysical Library

    3rd May - 4th May

    The UK Onshore Geophysical Library (UKOGL) was established in 1994 in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry now the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Lyme Regis Rocks - Puppet theatre on the Parade

    3rd May - 4th May

    “Lyme Regis Rocks” is a brand-new puppet show written by Jane Leakey of Fat Cat Theatre Company especially for the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. Commissioned by Natural England, this fun-filled show for… more...

    Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis

  • Horace the Travelling Pliosaur Cinema

    3rd May - 4th May

    Back by popular demand! Come and meet Horace, a 35-foot Jurassic sea-lizard with a walk-in cinematic belly. A Jurassic Pliosaur aged 165 million years old, Horace is an outdoor theatrical installation, accompanied by 'palaeo-mechanic'… more...

    Marine Theatre square

    Tickets from Festival Info Booth, Cobb Gate

  • PANACHE - Dorset Wildlife Trust

    3rd May - 4th May

    Come to our stand to compare what lives in the seas now to what lived there 150,000,000 years ago! There will also be information about the work the Living Seas Team do at Dorset Wildlife Trust; including our PANACHE project, Marine… more...

    Grand Marquee

  • Discovering Microfossils

    3rd May - 4th May

    Fossils on the Jurassic Coast come in every size, from giant marine reptiles and dinosaurs to tiny ammonites and shark teeth and then to really microscopic fossils such as foraminifera (which occur almost everywhere) and coccoliths… more...

    Grand Marquee