Darrell Wakelam- Artist
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‘The Phantom Fossil Shop’ Come along and help artist Darrell Wakelam to create a 3D model of the ‘missing’ Lyme Regis Fossil Depot, a historic building lost to the town 100 years ago. Darrell Wakelam is based in Lyme Regis but travels nationwide providing art workshops for children and young people, he is currently delivering […]

The World Forest Organisation
World Forest Organisation

Laugh & Listen – Comedy, Cabaret & Music in aid of The Word Forest Organisation. Comedy, Cabaret & Music as part of Lyme’s Fossil Festival in aid of local charity The Word Forest Organisation! Alt-Acoustic singer Saskia Griffiths-Moore heads back to Lyme Regis to headline this community event featuring local cabaret acts, hosted by London […]

The Geological Society
Geological Society New

Come and have a look at the Geological Society’s amazing range of educational resources, including fact sheets, activities for teachers and careers information; plus giveaways such as badges and pens. Geological colouring activities will be on offer for younger children and there will also be hands on specimens and more! Tweets by geolsoc

University of Southampton
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Join the University of Southampton’s ‘Bringing Research to Life Roadshow’ for hands-on science and archaeology activities suitable for all ages. At this stall you can take a virtual reality tour of a shipwreck preserved by the Black Sea, use the marble run to learn about fish migration and much, much more. Tweets by […]

Dorset Geologists
Geologists Association

Come and join the Dorset Geologists at Lyme Regis Fossil Festival.  Find out more about their work through Dorset’s Important Geological Sites (DIGS) and the Dorset Geologists Association Groups (DGAG).  Get more information about the work that they do and the various activities and field trips that they organise.  Get hands on with rock and […]

Lyme Regis Museum
Lyme Regis Museum

Have a go at polishing fossils with Lyme Regis Museum.  Use the lapidiary machine to present you fossil like they would in a shop or museum.  Take home your own piece of Jurassic Magic! Home FaceBook: Lyme Regis Museum Tweets by LymeRegisMuseum

Bournemouth University

Bringing Bournemouth University’s research to life with a range of activities on tour across the South. Come along and celebrate the joy of knowledge with free, fun, and interactive activities for all ages. Find out more about the University’s research and be inspired to learn something new ahead of BU’s Festival of Learning (16th – […]

British Antarctic Survey

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 activities, storytelling and much more. BAS scientists are on hand to explain and demonstrate the unique wonders polar science […]

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Charmouth Heritage

Find out more about the Heritage Centre in Charmouth and enjoy Fossil Cast Painting for £1.50 per cast in the marquee. Paint your own fossil cast to take home! What colour were they? Who knows! Many designs to choose from, including ammonites, fossil shark teeth, ichthyosaur jaws and trilobites. Drop in anytime! FaceBook @CharmouthHeritageCoastCentre Tweets […]

National Trust
National trust

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 in to the ‘time machine’ and prepare to be amazed!  Find out more about the amazing stretches of the Jurassic Coast that the National […]

Dorset Wildlife Trust
Dorset wildlife trust

Find this information stand which will be promoting the work of the Trust on nature reserves and campaigns.  Get more information about memberships, volunteering and events. FaceBook Dorset Wildlife Tweets by DorsetWildlife

Natural England
Natural England

There will be a display of the Undercliffs, with information in the form of leaflets about Natural England and other nature reserves in Devon and Dorset. Have a go at the activities involving the identification of rocks found locally and tree species on the Undercliffs. Tweets by NaturalEngland  

Fossil Forensics, University of Birmingham

One crime. Three suspects. Unravel the truth at Lyme Regis fossil festival! Fossil Forensics involves visitors solving a fictional crime (dinosaur bone smuggling), using sediment samples (including microfossil rich samples) as evidence to rule-out potential suspects. Visitors first read a brief and news article, which introduces the crime and discusses the sequence of events (or […]

Dinosaur Isle Museum
dinosaur isle

Display of fossils from the Isle of Wight, this will include bones and teeth of Lower Cretaceous dinosaurs, Cretaceous and Cenozoic fossils. The Isle of Wight is the richest dinosaur locality in Europe. Visitors to the display will be able to handle real dinosaur bones and speak to the museum’s professional palaeontologists and find out […]

Palaeontological Association
Palaeontological Association

Their Jurassic diorama will allow people to get hands-on with life in the seas 200 million years ago.  Try to become a fossil with the ‘Fossilisation Frenzy’ game, and make your own mould fossil or miniature dinosaur footprint in salt dough to take home. Palaeoartist James McKay will bring to life visitors’ fantasy fossils, which […]


The RSPB is the largest wildlife conservation charity in the UK working every day to look after wildlife.  They will be at the festival to talk with people about how they can help give nature a home wherever they are, the RSPB’s local projects and reserves, and membership opportunities for families and individuals. […]

Dr Roy Gill
plate tectonics

Visit the independent educator Dr Roy Gill with his unique collection of minerals, rocks and fossils.  Dr Roy is an expert in geological dating as well as many other aspects of mineralogy, petrology, geophysics and plate tectonics.  He also has a keen interest in astronomy, mathematics, archaeology and evolution.  Think of your own questions to […]

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