Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Saturday 8th June 2024 - Sunday 9th June 2024

Have you ever seen a life-sized dinosaur or held a 200 million year old fossil in the palm of your hand? Would you like to follow in the footsteps of Mary Anning and find your very own fossil?

Dinosaurs, talks, walks, panel discussions and children's activities will be coming to Lyme Regis for the Fossil Festival 2024!

Lyme Regis is blessed with some of the most remarkable palaeontology and geology on the planet and the Fossil Festival celebrates this with a weekend of science, discovery and fun. 

There's an abundance of activities for enthusiasts of all ages including guided fossil and geographical walks, fascinating exhibitions, lots of hands-on science plus some thought-provoking and entertaining talks.

The history of fossil discovery is intrinsically linked to Lyme Regis through the incredible work of Mary Anning, immortalised even further with the release of the Hollywood movie “Ammonite” starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan which was filmed 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.


Event location

Marine Parade

Lyme Regis