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About Yorkshire Fossil Festival

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is an annual event held in Scarborough at The Rotunda Museum. The Festival is organised by Scarborough Museums Trust and sponsored by The Palaeontological Association.

The Festival seeks to enlighten and engage families and young people in the world of Geology and Earth Sciences. Visitors can become immersed in all things fossils and dinosaurs, many originating from Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast.

Taking place over a weekend in September, the Festival offers the opportunity to discover the secrets of the world beneath us in a range of activities including; dinosaur walks, rock pooling, exhibits, hands-on workshops and street performances.

Entry to the Festival is free including the Rotunda Museum, and there is a small charge for the rock pooling and dinosaur walks.

Meet scientists and experts from:

  • Whitby Museum
  • High Tide Publishing
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • York Museums Trust
  • Dinosaur Isle Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Hidden Horizons
  • Leeds University
  • Leicester University
  • Palaeontological Association
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Yorkshire Geological Society
  • Rotunda Geology Group

Yorkshire Fossil Festival Exhibitors 2017