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

  • University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science

    28th April - 30th April

    Waves big and small, from the waves that lap the beach to the tide that cleans it. We will focus on tides (as a wave) and expand into other forms of waves (from Tsunamis to P-Waves from tectonics) with hands-on demonstrations… more...

    Pavilion, 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

  • The Micropalaeontological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Discovering microfossils. Fossils come in every shape and size and very small ones - less than one millimetre - are usually some of the most important for scientists. They help us determine the age of rock samples and reconstruct… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • 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

  • The Geological Society of London

    28th April - 30th April

    Join the Geological Society of London to: -  handle fossil specimens -  investigate careers in geoscience -  collect fact sheets -  have a go at fossil dough casting Handle… more...

    The Malthouse,Town Mill

    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

  • Planet Earth with Dr Roy Gill

    28th April - 30th April

    Time - Tick Tock...Hickory Dock: How scientists measure time, from the Age of the Earth to boiling eggs. Tide - Splish, Splash, Splosh...And the cow jumped over the Moon: its origin and… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

    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

  • University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science

    28th April - 30th April

    Waves big and small, from the waves that lap the beach to the tide that cleans it. We will focus on tides (as a wave) and expand into other forms of waves (from Tsunamis to P-Waves from tectonics) with hands-on demonstrations… more...

    Pavilion, 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

  • The Micropalaeontological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Discovering microfossils. Fossils come in every shape and size and very small ones - less than one millimetre - are usually some of the most important for scientists. They help us determine the age of rock samples and reconstruct… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • 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

  • The Geological Society of London

    28th April - 30th April

    Join the Geological Society of London to: -  handle fossil specimens -  investigate careers in geoscience -  collect fact sheets -  have a go at fossil dough casting Handle… more...

    The Malthouse,Town Mill

    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

  • Planet Earth with Dr Roy Gill

    28th April - 30th April

    Time - Tick Tock...Hickory Dock: How scientists measure time, from the Age of the Earth to boiling eggs. Tide - Splish, Splash, Splosh...And the cow jumped over the Moon: its origin and… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • 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

  • 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

  • FabLab Devon

    29th April - 30th April

    Returning to the Fossil Festival for the second year running, come and find us and try your hand at scanning fossils (old and more recent !) and watch them turned into 3D models for printing. FabLab Devon is a digital maker… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

    Sunday, 30th 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

  • University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science

    28th April - 30th April

    Waves big and small, from the waves that lap the beach to the tide that cleans it. We will focus on tides (as a wave) and expand into other forms of waves (from Tsunamis to P-Waves from tectonics) with hands-on demonstrations… more...

    Pavilion, 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

  • The Micropalaeontological Society

    28th April - 30th April

    Discovering microfossils. Fossils come in every shape and size and very small ones - less than one millimetre - are usually some of the most important for scientists. They help us determine the age of rock samples and reconstruct… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • 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

  • The Geological Society of London

    28th April - 30th April

    Join the Geological Society of London to: -  handle fossil specimens -  investigate careers in geoscience -  collect fact sheets -  have a go at fossil dough casting Handle… more...

    The Malthouse,Town Mill

    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

  • Planet Earth with Dr Roy Gill

    28th April - 30th April

    Time - Tick Tock...Hickory Dock: How scientists measure time, from the Age of the Earth to boiling eggs. Tide - Splish, Splash, Splosh...And the cow jumped over the Moon: its origin and… more...

    Marquees, Theatre Square

    10am - 5pm, no charge

  • 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

  • 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

  • FabLab Devon

    29th April - 30th April

    Returning to the Fossil Festival for the second year running, come and find us and try your hand at scanning fossils (old and more recent !) and watch them turned into 3D models for printing. FabLab Devon is a digital maker… more...

    The Hub

    10am - 5pm, no charge