Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 3rd May – 5th May at the Town Mill 11am-4pm

Welcome to the 2019 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival located on the world-famous Jurassic Coast. Lyme Regis is blessed with some of the most remarkable palaeontology and geology on the planet and we’re here to help celebrate this with a weekend of science, discovery and fun. The history of fossil discovery is intrinsically linked to Lyme Regis and Charmouth through the incredible work of Mary Anning, soon to be immortalised even further with the release of the upcoming Hollywood movie “Ammonite” starring Kate Winslet, shot right here in Lyme Regis! Mary’s discoveries really shook the world of natural history; changing the way the scientific community looked at prehistoric life and the history of the earth itself.  Her amazing story continues to inspire generations of fossil hunters and you too could follow in her footsteps and discover new secrets locked away for hundreds of millions of years by joining one of the many guided fossil hunting walks over the weekend. The Fossil Festival will also host some fascinating exhibitions throughout the town centre including the Natural History Museum, British Antarctic Society, Palaeontological Society and lots of local scientific organisations, as well as some thought-provoking and entertaining talks and lectures in the Marine Theatre. The whole weekend kicks off with a dazzling lit procession along the seafront, which will be a sight to behold. Join us at the Fossil Festival from Friday 3rd May to Sunday 5th May for an adventure 200 million years in the making!”

11th April 2019