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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Saturday, 29th April
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Sunday, 30th April
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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