‘Discovering Earth’, the 7th Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

The 7th Lyme Regis Fossil Festival will take place from  4th–6th May. The theme for this year is  ‘Discovering Earth’.

Many of the events are free and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about fossils and the history of Earth.

Scientists from the Natural History Museum will be in the Grand Marquee with some of their favourite fossils, and you can sieve for (and keep) shark’s teeth.

There’s a Fossil Fair with plenty of fossils for sale, a Travelling Pliosaur Cinema where you can see the giant, mechanised Jurassic sea lizard that’s touring the Dorset and East Devon Coast this summer and learn how to operate the beast’s head, mouth eyes and flippers.

There’s plenty to marvel at. If you have never seen the work of Lyme Regis stonebalancer Adrian Gray, it’s a great time to do so. He will be on the beach throughout the Festival.

With rock pooling, a Mary Anning walk, music, theatre, art and more, the 2012 fossil Festival is great fun for all the family.

Find out more at www.fossilfestival.com