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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival - 2016


This annual event is for the whole family where you can enjoy:

  • hands-on science for all ages
  • walks
  • talks
  • theatre
  • music
  • comedy                

 

Entrance to the Grand Marquee is FREE (though donations are encouraged!). Some talks and events in the theatre are priced - please see website for details.

I shall be representing the NHM at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival this weekend. It is a great event for all the family, please pop along and introduce yourself. I shall be in the Natural History Museum marquee outside the theatre. I hope to see you there!


FInd out more here: http://fossilfestival.co.uk/

Jurassic Coast Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site: http://jurassiccoast.org/events/event/fossil-festival-2016/

 

Lyme Regis Museum is worth a visit: http://lymeregismuseum.co.uk/

Lyme Regis has played a vital party in our understanding of fossils. The famous Mary Anning lived is from Lyme Regis, she was self-educated, working class and a wonderful role model to demonstrate how we can all contribute to science. In 1810-1811, her brother found the 1st complete Ichthyosaur. Her discoveries were some of the most significant geological finds of all time.

 

Ichthyosaurus communis collected by Mary Anning.jpg

Ammonite.jpg

 

Ichthyosaurus communis (Conybeare) collected by Mary Anning from the Lower Lias, Lyme Regis, Dorset.

(on display in the Reptile Gallery at The Natural History Museum, London).

Asteroceras from the Lower Jurassic of Dorset, England.

 

Hope to see you in Lyme Regis!

Best wishes

Fiona