Lyme Regis Fossil Festival – 3-6 May

Over the May bank holiday weekend (3-6 May) the 2013 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival will celebrate our coastal treasures.

This year’s festival explores the marine habitats that produced the very different types of cliffs that we see today, whether chalk, lias, or red mudstone.

The festival will also investigate what the study of the geology and fossils could tell us about preparing for living on the coast in the future.

The free Grand Marquee will be open each day from 10am to 5pm on Lyme Regis beach, but be warned: there will be limited access on Friday 3 May due to primary school activities.

The Fossil Fair will run from Friday to Monday, 10am to 5pm, showing the best local finds from collectors and local traders.

The organisers of the event have put together a great programme for all levels of interest, from Horace the Travelling Pliosaur to hands-on activities and fine art.

Talks from the general to the latest research will be held in the Marine Theatre and will run over the weekend. The Geological Society's President, David Shilston, will be presenting a shorter version of his Shell Lecture on the Saturday afternoon.

Click here to find out more about the event.