Walks and Talks - tickets available from the Lyme Regis TIC (01297 442138) before the Festival
or from the Festival Hut during the Festival unless indicated otherwise

    Friday, 28th April
  • South West Water Ltd

    28th April 9.15am - 3.00pm

    Come and visit our stand and have a play with our 3D EnviroScape which provides a hands-on interactive demonstration of the sources and effects of water pollution - how storm water runoff carries pollutants through the watershed… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    No charge

  • Woodroffe School

    28th April 9.15am - 3.15pm

    Art activity based on this year's theme 'Time, Tide and Tectonics' - suitable for all years.... more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    No charge

  • Litter Free Coast and Sea

    28th April 9.15am - 5.00pm

    Time And Tide Spread Far And Wide  Join us for a CSI style investigation as we solve the mystery of strange objects appearing on the beach. Whay are they? How does it affect the beach? Where have they come from and… more...

    RNLI Building (downstairs)

    No charge

  • Talk - 'In the beginning - Planet Earth!' - Lemon & Mitch

    28th April 5.00pm

    Talk: 'In the beginning - Planet Earth!' The Tectonic Time Team, Lemon & Mitchell, from the British Geological Survey take us on a time voyage from the early days of planet Earth through billions of years of geological… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Talk - The ebb and flow of the tides in Dorset - Dr Simon Boxall

    28th April 6.00pm

    Talk - The ebb and flow of the tides in Dorset The moon is important in driving the tides of the ocean but it is not the only force. Discover why we get tidal flows, why there are spring and neap tides… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Talk - 'The Dynamic Coast of Dorset' - Prof. Denys Brunsden

    28th April 7.00pm

    Talk - 'The Dynamic Coast of Dorset' Professor Denys Brunsden The Dorset coast is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. As this Festival emphasises, the Site is famous for the geological features,… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Talk - Tsunamis in the UK: are we at risk? - Millie Watts

    28th April 8.00pm

    more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Palaeontological Association

    28th April - 30th April

    Fossilisation - learn how fossils are made, play the game to try to become one and make your own to take home. Explore our fossil display and reconstruction of life in the Jurassic seas and try to match fossils… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • British Antarctic Survey

    28th April - 30th April

    Do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Think the poles are just dead, icy wastes? Think again! Join the British Antarctic Survey, the Polar Museum and UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for hands-on… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science

    28th April - 30th April

    Waves big and small, from the waves that lap the beach to the tide that cleans it. We will focus on tides (as a wave) and expand into other forms of waves (from Tsunamis to P-Waves from tectonics) with hands-on demonstrations… more...

    Pavilion, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Natural History Museum

    28th April - 30th April

    Have you ever held an actual fossil? How did you know it was a fossil? What is a fossil?! At the Natural History Museum in London, we ask questions about specimens like fossils every single day. The Museum has… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    28th April - 30th April

    Come and join us to paint and take home your very own cast of a real fossil. There are ammonites, trilobites, icthyosaur jaws, sharks teeth and more. All equipment is provided, just drop in. No need to book. Friday, schools… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, Fossil Painting from £2

  • The Micropalaeontological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Discovering microfossils. Fossils come in every shape and size and very small ones - less than one millimetre - are usually some of the most important for scientists. They help us determine the age of rock samples and reconstruct… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Festival Market

    28th April - 30th April

    Visit our Festival Market, based in the Marine Theatre. This year we welcome: Lyme Bay Fossils  and Natural Seclection Fossils will be offering specimens for… more...

    Marine Theatre

    10am - 5pm

  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History

    28th April - 30th April

    We will have: A Display: 'Ice Age Fossils' - amazing… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • British Geological Survey / Geological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Learn about the concept of plate tectonics which drives the creation, movement and ultimate destruction of continental land masses and oceans. It is responsible for building mountains, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. It ultimately… more...

    The Malthouse, Town Mill

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Christine Allison

    28th April - 30th April

    Join local artist Christne Allison to make huge drawings of the wonderful and mysterious creatures that have been trapped in time by the layers of the blue lias clay in Lyme Regis. Icthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterodactyls, ammonites… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Dinosaur Isle Museum

    28th April - 30th April

    Exhibition of Isle of Wight fossils, including dinosaur bones. Replica of the skull of the dinosaur Baryonyx. Information about Isle of Wight geology and visiting the Island. Schools take priority on Friday. The museum… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • The Geological Society of London

    28th April - 30th April

    Join the Geological Society of London to: -  handle fossil specimens -  investigate careers in geoscience -  collect fact sheets -  have a go at fossil dough casting Handle… more...

    The Malthouse,Town Mill

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Jekyll & Hyde - Darrell Wakelam

    28th April - 30th April

    Slicing Through Time Participants can join in with Lyme Regis artist Darrell Wakelam who will be creating some large scale “Ammonite Slices” . . . these will start out small from the centre and gradually grow… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • National Trust

    28th April - 30th April

    Time and Tides Step back in time and see how ammonites were formed. Join the National Trust West Dorset team for a fascinating look at how these amazing fossils were formed. Take a peek into the 'time machine'… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Geologists' Association

    28th April - 30th April

    The Geologists' Association represents geology groups throughout Britain and will attend to promote grass roots geology. We will have our GA Guides on sale and will also bring along a small specimen-based interactive… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Planet Earth with Dr Roy Gill

    28th April - 30th April

    Time - Tick Tock...Hickory Dock: How scientists measure time, from the Age of the Earth to boiling eggs. Tide - Splish, Splash, Splosh...And the cow jumped over the Moon: its origin and… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • RNLI Lyme Regis

    28th April - 30th April

    As the charity aimed at "Saving Lives at Sea" the RNLI is keen to promote sea and coastal safety messages to the general public.  At Lyme Regis nearly 50% of our callouts are to people who find… more...

    RNLI Building on The Cobb and Marine Parade

    9am - 4.30pm

  • The Iguanodon Restaurant - Street Theatre by Emerald Ant

    28th April - 30th April

    Performance times (running time 35 mins): Friday: 11am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm (schools take priority) Saturday/Sunday 12.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm We invite… more...

    Cobb Gate Car Park by the Clock Tower

    Various times, no charge

  • Festival Cafe@The Hub

    28th April - 30th April

    The Fossil Festival Café will be open for festival food and refreshments from 10-5pm.  Visit Natural History Museum @The Hub and relax at the same time! more...

    The Hub (ground floor)

    10am - 5pm

    Saturday, 29th April
  • Walk - 'The Undercliff and the Crimean Seat'

    29th April 10.00am - 3.00pm

    A Guided walk from Holmbush Car Park into the Undercliffs NNR to the Crimean Seat and back, with Tom Sunderland of Natural England. The walk will include some steep climbs and uneven surfaces; please wear appropriate clothing… more...

    Meet at Holmbush Car Park

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £5, no under 12

  • Walk - Meet the Engineer! Coastal Protection in Lyme

    29th April 11.00am - 1.00pm

    Meet the Engineer! Find out how the engineers protect Lyme Regis. A guided walk with engineer, Prof. Roger Moore, which explores the engineering works that protect Lyme Regis.… more...

    Meet at Cobb Gate Car Park

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3

  • Jane Austen Tour of Lyme Regis

    29th April 11.30am

    Jane Austen Tour of Lyme Regis Saturday 29th April 11.30am Meet at the metal anchor behind The Rock Point Inn Booking required - 07763974569… more...

    Meet at the metal anchor behind The Rock Point Inn

    Booking Required, £10 per person

  • Mary Anning Tour - Story of the First Paleontologist

    29th April 1.30pm

    Mary Anning Tour - Story of the 1st Paleontologist Booking required - 01297 443370 or www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/events/category/walks/mary-anning-walks… more...

    Meet outside the Lyme Regis Museum

    Booking required, £7.75 (children & students

  • electric voice theatre - Superwomen of Science

    29th April 1.30pm - 2.30pm

    Superwomen of Science - Minerva Scientfica Winner of a Three Weeks Editors Award - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 Frances M Lynch sings spectacular… more...

    Marine Theatre

    No charge

  • Uplyme Morris

    29th April 2.00pm

    The finest Morris dancers in all of Uplyme.   For more information please visit www.uplyme.com/index.php?village_life-morris… more...

    Performance Area, Marine Parade

    No charge

  • Walk - Meet the Engineer! Coastal Protection in Lyme

    29th April 2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Meet the Engineer! Find out how the engineers protect Lyme Regis. A guided walk with engineer Geoff Davis, which explores the engineering works that protect Lyme Regis. Coastal erosion… more...

    Meet at Cobb Gate Car Park

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3

  • Cobb History Tour - Story of the Famous Cobb Harbour

    29th April 3.45pm

    Cobb History Tour - Story of the Famous Cobb Harbour Meet at the Lifeboat Station Booking required Walk lasts approx 30-40 mins. Booking required - 07763974569 more...

    Meet at the Lifeboat Station

    Booking required, £3.50 per person

  • Talk 'Stitching Science, interpreting Antarctic geology through ar

    29th April 4.00pm

    Talk - 'Stitching Science, interpreting Antarctic geology through art', Dr Huw Griffiths and Naomi Chapman How do you get a scientist to sew? Find out how educators… more...

    Guildhall

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre, £3

  • Talk - 'The Jurassic Coast:The Biggest Story on Earth' Richard

    29th April 5.00pm

    'The Jurassic Coast:The Biggest Story on Earth' a talk by Richard Edmonds, Freelance Geologist Exploring our Jurassic Coast in the global context of evolution, extinction and the forces deep within the earth… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Talk - 'Dinosaurs and Ichthyosaurs of Britain' - Dean Lomax

    29th April 6.00pm

    Talk - 'Dinosaurs and Ichthyosaurs of Britain' Dean Lomax In this talk, Dean Lomax will provide an overview of some of the incredible dinosaurs found in Britain and give an insight into his research on British ichthyosaurs!… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Talk - 'Broken Apart and Frozen Out' - Dr.H.Griffiths & H.

    29th April 7.00pm

     'Broken Apart and Frozen Out: The Forces that shaped the Evolution of Antarctica' is a talk by Dr.Huw Griffiths & Hilary Blagbrough, British Antarctic Survey Antarctica was once a lush, forested continent… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Talk - 'The Jurassic Coast in China' - Dr. John Nudds

    29th April 8.00pm

    'The Jurassic Coast in China: Early birds, feathered dinosaurs, unexpected mammals and exquisite insects' is a talk by Dr John Nudds, Senior Lecturer in Palaeontology, Manchester University… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3 (£10 for 4)

  • Martin Maudsley - Storyteller

    29th April

    Join professional storyteller Martin Maudsley as he unearths magical stories from amongst the ancient rocks and varied landscape of the Jurassic Coast. Mythical monsters, local legends and wild adventures all brought to life… more...

    Performance Area, Marine Parade

    11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 3.30pm, no charge

  • Palaeontological Association

    28th April - 30th April

    Fossilisation - learn how fossils are made, play the game to try to become one and make your own to take home. Explore our fossil display and reconstruction of life in the Jurassic seas and try to match fossils… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • British Antarctic Survey

    28th April - 30th April

    Do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Think the poles are just dead, icy wastes? Think again! Join the British Antarctic Survey, the Polar Museum and UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for hands-on… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science

    28th April - 30th April

    Waves big and small, from the waves that lap the beach to the tide that cleans it. We will focus on tides (as a wave) and expand into other forms of waves (from Tsunamis to P-Waves from tectonics) with hands-on demonstrations… more...

    Pavilion, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Natural History Museum

    28th April - 30th April

    Have you ever held an actual fossil? How did you know it was a fossil? What is a fossil?! At the Natural History Museum in London, we ask questions about specimens like fossils every single day. The Museum has… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    28th April - 30th April

    Come and join us to paint and take home your very own cast of a real fossil. There are ammonites, trilobites, icthyosaur jaws, sharks teeth and more. All equipment is provided, just drop in. No need to book. Friday, schools… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, Fossil Painting from £2

  • The Micropalaeontological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Discovering microfossils. Fossils come in every shape and size and very small ones - less than one millimetre - are usually some of the most important for scientists. They help us determine the age of rock samples and reconstruct… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Festival Market

    28th April - 30th April

    Visit our Festival Market, based in the Marine Theatre. This year we welcome: Lyme Bay Fossils  and Natural Seclection Fossils will be offering specimens for… more...

    Marine Theatre

    10am - 5pm

  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History

    28th April - 30th April

    We will have: A Display: 'Ice Age Fossils' - amazing… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • British Geological Survey / Geological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Learn about the concept of plate tectonics which drives the creation, movement and ultimate destruction of continental land masses and oceans. It is responsible for building mountains, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. It ultimately… more...

    The Malthouse, Town Mill

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Christine Allison

    28th April - 30th April

    Join local artist Christne Allison to make huge drawings of the wonderful and mysterious creatures that have been trapped in time by the layers of the blue lias clay in Lyme Regis. Icthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterodactyls, ammonites… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Dinosaur Isle Museum

    28th April - 30th April

    Exhibition of Isle of Wight fossils, including dinosaur bones. Replica of the skull of the dinosaur Baryonyx. Information about Isle of Wight geology and visiting the Island. Schools take priority on Friday. The museum… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • The Geological Society of London

    28th April - 30th April

    Join the Geological Society of London to: -  handle fossil specimens -  investigate careers in geoscience -  collect fact sheets -  have a go at fossil dough casting Handle… more...

    The Malthouse,Town Mill

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Jekyll & Hyde - Darrell Wakelam

    28th April - 30th April

    Slicing Through Time Participants can join in with Lyme Regis artist Darrell Wakelam who will be creating some large scale “Ammonite Slices” . . . these will start out small from the centre and gradually grow… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • National Trust

    28th April - 30th April

    Time and Tides Step back in time and see how ammonites were formed. Join the National Trust West Dorset team for a fascinating look at how these amazing fossils were formed. Take a peek into the 'time machine'… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Geologists' Association

    28th April - 30th April

    The Geologists' Association represents geology groups throughout Britain and will attend to promote grass roots geology. We will have our GA Guides on sale and will also bring along a small specimen-based interactive… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Planet Earth with Dr Roy Gill

    28th April - 30th April

    Time - Tick Tock...Hickory Dock: How scientists measure time, from the Age of the Earth to boiling eggs. Tide - Splish, Splash, Splosh...And the cow jumped over the Moon: its origin and… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • RNLI Lyme Regis

    28th April - 30th April

    As the charity aimed at "Saving Lives at Sea" the RNLI is keen to promote sea and coastal safety messages to the general public.  At Lyme Regis nearly 50% of our callouts are to people who find… more...

    RNLI Building on The Cobb and Marine Parade

    9am - 4.30pm

  • The Iguanodon Restaurant - Street Theatre by Emerald Ant

    28th April - 30th April

    Performance times (running time 35 mins): Friday: 11am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm (schools take priority) Saturday/Sunday 12.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm We invite… more...

    Cobb Gate Car Park by the Clock Tower

    Various times, no charge

  • Festival Cafe@The Hub

    28th April - 30th April

    The Fossil Festival Café will be open for festival food and refreshments from 10-5pm.  Visit Natural History Museum @The Hub and relax at the same time! more...

    The Hub (ground floor)

    10am - 5pm

  • Dorset Geologists Association / DIGS

    29th April - 30th April

    We will be using high quality photography to illustrate the nature of the World Heritage Site, displaying local fossils and offering useful leaflets to describe the geology of the area. Membership… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Fossil Polishing with the Lyme Regis Museum

    29th April - 30th April

    Fossil Polishing Join our geology team and have a go at polishing your own fossils. Small Charge with funds going to the Museum.   The museum is currently closed at the moment, whilst it undergoes… more...

    Market Area, Marine Parade

    10.30am - 3.30pm, small charge

  • Jurassic Coast Trust & Team

    29th April - 30th April

    Learn more about England's only natural World Heritage Site! Explore the mysterious Cabinet of Curiosities, courtesy of Forkbeard Fantasy and Lyme Regis Museum. Learn about… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

    29th April - 30th April

    Do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Think the poles are just dead, icy wastes? Thaink again! Join the British Antarctic Survey, the Polar Museum and UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for hands-on… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre - Fossil Walks

    29th April - 30th April

    Fossil Walks from the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Some uneven ground with sand, pebbles and boulders. Please be suitably dressed for the elements and wear footwear with good tread. Adult: £8, Child… more...

    CHCC, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6LL

    Sat 12pm - 2pm/Sun 1pm - 3pm, Adult: £8 Child £4

  • RSPB

    29th April - 30th April

    The RSPB is a local, national and global conservation charity started way back in 1889. We offer advice to give nature a home and will feature examples of wildlife-friendly homes that you could use in the garden. We… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Dorset Wildlife Trust

    29th April - 30th April

    We will be offering information on local wildlife, nature reserves and conservation. more...

    Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • The Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute

    29th April - 30th April

    Hands-on activities for all the family! Explore our small world Antarctica, talk to a scientist, get dressed-up and let your creativity flow...throughout the day there will be a variety of different activities… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Meet Darwin and Mary Anning

    29th April - 30th April

    A chance to meet and listen to some of Charles Darwin's ground breaking ideas and Mary Anning, the greatest fossil hunter ever known. Marquee Area: Saturday - 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm & Sunday 1pm Performance… more...

    Performance Area, Marine Parade and Marquee Area

    Various times, no charge

  • FabLab Devon

    29th April - 30th April

    Returning to the Fossil Festival for the second year running, come and find us and try your hand at scanning fossils (old and more recent !) and watch them turned into 3D models for printing. FabLab Devon is a digital maker… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

    29th April - 30th April

    Hands-on activities for all the family! Fossiliferous fun, explore our small world Antarctica, talk to a scientist, get dressed-up and let your creativity flow...throughout the day there will be a variety… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Film - 'The Great Landslip 1839'

    29th April - 30th April

    Animation based on the story of the Bindon Landslip in 1839 made by Year 6 students from St Michael's Primary School, Lyme Regis and Year 7 students from The Woodroffe School working with the Lyme Regis Museum and with… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Various times, no charge

  • Film - Coastal Erosion in Lyme Regis

    29th April - 30th April

    6th form A level Geography and Photography students from The Woodroffe School worked with professional director Justin Owen to create a documentary questioning whether erosion is a good or a bad thing for Lyme Regis. Featuring… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Various times, no charge

  • Exhibition - Raising Horizons

    29th April - 30th April

    Raising Horizons, fresh from the Geological Society; Two centuries of hidden trowel-blazing history is celebrated through captivating portraits: 14 contemporary women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology… more...

    Marine Theatre

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • The Sand Time Walk

    29th April - 30th April

    Join local geologist Richard Edmonds and professional Sand Sculpture artist, Mark Anderson (from Sandworld in Weymouth) to create a sand timeline along the beach. Work with Mark to create fantastic sand sculptures depicting… more...

    Sandy beach by the harbour

    10am - 3pm, no charge

  • Calling all educators! Teacher drop in session

    29th April - 30th April

    Teacher - CPD Drop-In Session: FREE Calling all educators!  Come to our special Teacher drop in session to find out about opportunities that can enhance your… more...

    Lister Room, The Shelters, Marine Parade

    11am-12pm, 2pm - 3pm, no charge

  • Film - 'The Fossil Song'

    29th April - 30th April

    'The Fossil Song' - short animation that explains how fossils are formed. Created  for the Great North Museum's 'Bones' exhibition. Suitable for all ages. With thanks to Ed Blazey, Roots & Wings… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Various times, no charge

  • Walk - The Geology of Lyme Regis seafront and Monmouth Beach

    29th April - 30th April

    Walk - a fossil friendly walk with Jim Thomas, local fossil expert. (fossils will not be collected on these walks) Saturday and Sunday, 10am -12pm, 2pm… more...

    Meet at the Festival Hut 15 minutes before walk

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £5, under 5s fre

    Sunday, 30th April
  • Jurassic Coast Ambassador talks

    30th April 11.00am - 2.00pm

    Jurassic Coast Ambassador talks, suitable for all ages - short, snappy talks on a variety of subjects from local Jurassic Coast Ambassadors.   For more information please visit www.jurassiccoast.org… more...

    Guildhall

    No charge

  • The Jurassix: Shanty Men

    30th April 2.00pm

    more...

    Performance Area, Marine Parade

    No Charge

  • Walk - Meet the Engineer! Coastal Protection in Lyme

    30th April 2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Meet the Engineer! Find out how the engineers protect Lyme Regis. A guided walk with engineer Geoff Davis, which explores the engineering works that protect Lyme Regis. Coastal erosion… more...

    Meet at Cobb Gate Car Park

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £3

  • Natural England

    30th April

    Natural England will be publicising the work of Natural England and the Undercliffs NNR and to enable local people to meet NE staff and discuss any issues concerning the Undercliffs NNR. Tom Sunderland of NE will… more...

    The Malthouse, Town Mill

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Palaeontological Association

    28th April - 30th April

    Fossilisation - learn how fossils are made, play the game to try to become one and make your own to take home. Explore our fossil display and reconstruction of life in the Jurassic seas and try to match fossils… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • British Antarctic Survey

    28th April - 30th April

    Do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Think the poles are just dead, icy wastes? Think again! Join the British Antarctic Survey, the Polar Museum and UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for hands-on… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science

    28th April - 30th April

    Waves big and small, from the waves that lap the beach to the tide that cleans it. We will focus on tides (as a wave) and expand into other forms of waves (from Tsunamis to P-Waves from tectonics) with hands-on demonstrations… more...

    Pavilion, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Natural History Museum

    28th April - 30th April

    Have you ever held an actual fossil? How did you know it was a fossil? What is a fossil?! At the Natural History Museum in London, we ask questions about specimens like fossils every single day. The Museum has… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    28th April - 30th April

    Come and join us to paint and take home your very own cast of a real fossil. There are ammonites, trilobites, icthyosaur jaws, sharks teeth and more. All equipment is provided, just drop in. No need to book. Friday, schools… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, Fossil Painting from £2

  • The Micropalaeontological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Discovering microfossils. Fossils come in every shape and size and very small ones - less than one millimetre - are usually some of the most important for scientists. They help us determine the age of rock samples and reconstruct… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Festival Market

    28th April - 30th April

    Visit our Festival Market, based in the Marine Theatre. This year we welcome: Lyme Bay Fossils  and Natural Seclection Fossils will be offering specimens for… more...

    Marine Theatre

    10am - 5pm

  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History

    28th April - 30th April

    We will have: A Display: 'Ice Age Fossils' - amazing… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • British Geological Survey / Geological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Learn about the concept of plate tectonics which drives the creation, movement and ultimate destruction of continental land masses and oceans. It is responsible for building mountains, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. It ultimately… more...

    The Malthouse, Town Mill

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Christine Allison

    28th April - 30th April

    Join local artist Christne Allison to make huge drawings of the wonderful and mysterious creatures that have been trapped in time by the layers of the blue lias clay in Lyme Regis. Icthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterodactyls, ammonites… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Dinosaur Isle Museum

    28th April - 30th April

    Exhibition of Isle of Wight fossils, including dinosaur bones. Replica of the skull of the dinosaur Baryonyx. Information about Isle of Wight geology and visiting the Island. Schools take priority on Friday. The museum… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • The Geological Society of London

    28th April - 30th April

    Join the Geological Society of London to: -  handle fossil specimens -  investigate careers in geoscience -  collect fact sheets -  have a go at fossil dough casting Handle… more...

    The Malthouse,Town Mill

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Jekyll & Hyde - Darrell Wakelam

    28th April - 30th April

    Slicing Through Time Participants can join in with Lyme Regis artist Darrell Wakelam who will be creating some large scale “Ammonite Slices” . . . these will start out small from the centre and gradually grow… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • National Trust

    28th April - 30th April

    Time and Tides Step back in time and see how ammonites were formed. Join the National Trust West Dorset team for a fascinating look at how these amazing fossils were formed. Take a peek into the 'time machine'… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Geologists' Association

    28th April - 30th April

    The Geologists' Association represents geology groups throughout Britain and will attend to promote grass roots geology. We will have our GA Guides on sale and will also bring along a small specimen-based interactive… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Planet Earth with Dr Roy Gill

    28th April - 30th April

    Time - Tick Tock...Hickory Dock: How scientists measure time, from the Age of the Earth to boiling eggs. Tide - Splish, Splash, Splosh...And the cow jumped over the Moon: its origin and… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • RNLI Lyme Regis

    28th April - 30th April

    As the charity aimed at "Saving Lives at Sea" the RNLI is keen to promote sea and coastal safety messages to the general public.  At Lyme Regis nearly 50% of our callouts are to people who find… more...

    RNLI Building on The Cobb and Marine Parade

    9am - 4.30pm

  • The Iguanodon Restaurant - Street Theatre by Emerald Ant

    28th April - 30th April

    Performance times (running time 35 mins): Friday: 11am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm (schools take priority) Saturday/Sunday 12.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm We invite… more...

    Cobb Gate Car Park by the Clock Tower

    Various times, no charge

  • Festival Cafe@The Hub

    28th April - 30th April

    The Fossil Festival Café will be open for festival food and refreshments from 10-5pm.  Visit Natural History Museum @The Hub and relax at the same time! more...

    The Hub (ground floor)

    10am - 5pm

  • Dorset Geologists Association / DIGS

    29th April - 30th April

    We will be using high quality photography to illustrate the nature of the World Heritage Site, displaying local fossils and offering useful leaflets to describe the geology of the area. Membership… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Fossil Polishing with the Lyme Regis Museum

    29th April - 30th April

    Fossil Polishing Join our geology team and have a go at polishing your own fossils. Small Charge with funds going to the Museum.   The museum is currently closed at the moment, whilst it undergoes… more...

    Market Area, Marine Parade

    10.30am - 3.30pm, small charge

  • Jurassic Coast Trust & Team

    29th April - 30th April

    Learn more about England's only natural World Heritage Site! Explore the mysterious Cabinet of Curiosities, courtesy of Forkbeard Fantasy and Lyme Regis Museum. Learn about… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

    29th April - 30th April

    Do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Think the poles are just dead, icy wastes? Thaink again! Join the British Antarctic Survey, the Polar Museum and UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for hands-on… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre - Fossil Walks

    29th April - 30th April

    Fossil Walks from the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Some uneven ground with sand, pebbles and boulders. Please be suitably dressed for the elements and wear footwear with good tread. Adult: £8, Child… more...

    CHCC, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6LL

    Sat 12pm - 2pm/Sun 1pm - 3pm, Adult: £8 Child £4

  • RSPB

    29th April - 30th April

    The RSPB is a local, national and global conservation charity started way back in 1889. We offer advice to give nature a home and will feature examples of wildlife-friendly homes that you could use in the garden. We… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Dorset Wildlife Trust

    29th April - 30th April

    We will be offering information on local wildlife, nature reserves and conservation. more...

    Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • The Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute

    29th April - 30th April

    Hands-on activities for all the family! Explore our small world Antarctica, talk to a scientist, get dressed-up and let your creativity flow...throughout the day there will be a variety of different activities… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Meet Darwin and Mary Anning

    29th April - 30th April

    A chance to meet and listen to some of Charles Darwin's ground breaking ideas and Mary Anning, the greatest fossil hunter ever known. Marquee Area: Saturday - 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm & Sunday 1pm Performance… more...

    Performance Area, Marine Parade and Marquee Area

    Various times, no charge

  • FabLab Devon

    29th April - 30th April

    Returning to the Fossil Festival for the second year running, come and find us and try your hand at scanning fossils (old and more recent !) and watch them turned into 3D models for printing. FabLab Devon is a digital maker… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

    29th April - 30th April

    Hands-on activities for all the family! Fossiliferous fun, explore our small world Antarctica, talk to a scientist, get dressed-up and let your creativity flow...throughout the day there will be a variety… more...

    Pavilion and Market Area, Marine Parade

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • Film - 'The Great Landslip 1839'

    29th April - 30th April

    Animation based on the story of the Bindon Landslip in 1839 made by Year 6 students from St Michael's Primary School, Lyme Regis and Year 7 students from The Woodroffe School working with the Lyme Regis Museum and with… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Various times, no charge

  • Film - Coastal Erosion in Lyme Regis

    29th April - 30th April

    6th form A level Geography and Photography students from The Woodroffe School worked with professional director Justin Owen to create a documentary questioning whether erosion is a good or a bad thing for Lyme Regis. Featuring… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Various times, no charge

  • Exhibition - Raising Horizons

    29th April - 30th April

    Raising Horizons, fresh from the Geological Society; Two centuries of hidden trowel-blazing history is celebrated through captivating portraits: 14 contemporary women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology… more...

    Marine Theatre

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • The Sand Time Walk

    29th April - 30th April

    Join local geologist Richard Edmonds and professional Sand Sculpture artist, Mark Anderson (from Sandworld in Weymouth) to create a sand timeline along the beach. Work with Mark to create fantastic sand sculptures depicting… more...

    Sandy beach by the harbour

    10am - 3pm, no charge

  • Calling all educators! Teacher drop in session

    29th April - 30th April

    Teacher - CPD Drop-In Session: FREE Calling all educators!  Come to our special Teacher drop in session to find out about opportunities that can enhance your… more...

    Lister Room, The Shelters, Marine Parade

    11am-12pm, 2pm - 3pm, no charge

  • Film - 'The Fossil Song'

    29th April - 30th April

    'The Fossil Song' - short animation that explains how fossils are formed. Created  for the Great North Museum's 'Bones' exhibition. Suitable for all ages. With thanks to Ed Blazey, Roots & Wings… more...

    Marine Theatre

    Various times, no charge

  • Walk - The Geology of Lyme Regis seafront and Monmouth Beach

    29th April - 30th April

    Walk - a fossil friendly walk with Jim Thomas, local fossil expert. (fossils will not be collected on these walks) Saturday and Sunday, 10am -12pm, 2pm… more...

    Meet at the Festival Hut 15 minutes before walk

    Tickets from Tourist Info Centre £5, under 5s fre