About Yorkshire Fossil Festival


In 2023 Yorkshire Fossil Festival is evolving as an independent organisation.

Since 2014 we’ve had great assistance from partners and funders, and now it’s time to develop our future selves through the timeless act of evolution!

This year marks a significant change, with the direct support of Arts Council England via our programming partner Let’s Circus. Combining academia, heritage and cultural artforms is a journey that we’re excited to be taking, and we want your thoughts to guide us along the way.

A massive thanks to everyone who has been part of the journey up to here.

Exhibitors, museum partners, funders, local authorities, academics, universities, traders, rockhounds, creatives and everyone who has been part of our event throughout the years. 

We hope to evolve collectively and keep producing events that combine fascination, friends and fun!


Festival Directors
Dr Liam Herringshaw and Steve Cousins