Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2023

This year the Yorkshire Fossil Festival will take place in Whitby! It is an exciting celebration of the fascinating world of fossils. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s event in Whitby.

We are so excited that the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2023 will take place in Whitby. Each year, visitors of all ages are captivated by the wide range of exhibits, interactive displays, and talks presented by leading experts in the field. The festival is an excellent opportunity to explore the rich geological history of Yorkshire and the wider UK. Whitby itself is renowned for its fossil-rich cliffs and is a popular destination for fossil hunters and geologists alike. In this article, you can learn more about the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2023.

What is the Yorkshire Fossil Festival?

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is an annual event sponsored by Yorkshire Coast BID, The Palaeontological Association, and other partners organised by Scarborough Museums and Galleries. Usually held in Scarborough, this year Whitby will be hosting the event.

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The festival aims to educate and involve families and young people in Geology and Earth Sciences. Attendees can explore the world of fossils and dinosaurs, with many exhibits originating from Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. Get excited because this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with more exhibitions, activities, and talks planned.

A selection of fossils from the Yorkshire Coast
A selection of fossils from the Yorkshire Coast

What can you expect from the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2023?

Visitors can expect to see an array of fascinating fossils from around the world, including dinosaurs, ancient sea creatures, and much more. There will also be a range of interactive exhibits, workshops, and talks, allowing visitors to learn more about the history of life on Earth and the science of palaeontology. During the festival, visitors can even take guided fossil walks along the coast, exploring the ancient formations and discovering the hidden treasures they hold.

When will the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2023 take place?

Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2023 will be in Whitby from Saturday 10th – Sunday, the 11th of June. The festival is open to the public and free to attend.

Whether you’re a full-time fossil hunter or interested in the natural world, the Yorkshire Fossil Festival is an event not to be missed. With something for everyone, it’s the perfect day out for families, students, and anyone with a passion for geology and palaeontology. So, join in for a weekend of discovery, exploration, and fun!

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