The Dinosaur Coast Events

The Dinosaur Coast Events


Yorkshire Fossil Festival

12 - 14 September 2014

What is it? A FREE three day celebration of all things geological and palaeontological (that's fossils!). Displays and activities for all the family put on by organisations including the Natural History Museum, the Palaeontological Association, The Geological Society, Leeds University, Sheffield University, Hull University, Durham University and many others.

All the organisations attending will be offering activities including fossil plaster casting, dinosaur games, geological map making, a rock and fossil identification service and there will even be some fossils for sale from local shops and dealers.

There will also be walks along the local coastline to look at the amazing geology on our doorstep including dinosaur footprints, and public talks on subjects including dinosaurs and William Smith, the Father of English Geology.

Check out our new microsite for diary details!

Friday 12 September will see the Festival open to schools to attend for the day, taking part in exciting sessions delivered by scientists from all over the UK and beyond.

The Festival is been organised and supported by Scarborough Museums Trust and The Palaeontological Association.

Where is it? The Festival will be held in and around the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough.

When is it? 12 - 14 September, 10am - 5pm (plus some evening talks)

For more details click here!

Love Fossils? We'd love to talk to you!

We are looking for volunteers for the Yorkshire Fossil Festival this September - can you help? From 12 - 14 September there will all kinds of experts, stalls, events and workshops and we need you to get involved and take part. If you fancy being a part in this amazing festival conatct Will Watts on 07964 759433 or email


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