The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is run by the Lyme Regis Development Trust.

The theme of the 2017 Fossil Festival  will be 'Time, Tides and Tectonics.

THe 2016 Fossil Festival celebrated the natural heritage of Lyme Regis and all things geological. 'Mapping the Earth' was the theme of the 10th Anniversary Festival in 2015, clecbrating William Smith's 'map that changed the world' . Previous Festivals have included 'Citizen Science' (2014),  'Coastal Curiosities' (2013), ‘Discovering Earth’ (2012) 'Marine Parade' (2011), ‘Dead... and Alive!’ (2010), ‘Evolution Rocks’ (2009), ‘Rising Seas’ (2007), 'Deep Time in Lyme'  (2006) and the first Lyme Regis Fossil Festival (2005).

15 good hi-res photos are stored in DropBox, links at the bottom of this page.


The Festival is delivered thanks to the incredibly generous involvement of our Partners.

We couldn’t make the Festival happen without the equally generous support of our Sponsors.

If you would like to receive more information about the Festival please get in touch:

Festival Coordinator:  Heather Prior

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
St Michaels Business Centre
Church Street, Lyme Regis

01297 445021



Photo links:  All photos (c) Lyme Regis Fossil Festival  Ammonites are common on the Jurassic beaches  Artist Darrell Wakelam and his apprentice painters  Blue lias clay paintings  Colin Dawes with a model ammonite  Commemorating extinct species with MEMO  Comparing fossils with the Natural History Museum  Fossil collecting on Monmouth Beach  Fossil hunting for the whole family  Having a go at stonecarving  Herbie Treehead keeps everyone on their toes  Endangered species the pink sea fan is preserved in stone  Walking the dinosaur runway  Watch out for the pointy bits!  Nautilus tells a story  A great day in Lyme