The Yorkshire Fossil Festival returns to Scarborough


 2022 Fossil Festival 16th - 18th September 2022

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival returns to Scarborough, with a weekend of activities and events for all the family, for both enthusiasts and professionals, on site and online – and most of them free.

Highlights of the 2021 Festival weekend include free public talks from Dr Elsa Panciroli from the University of Oxford, author of Beasts Before Us, Professor David Bond, mass extinctions expert at the University of Hull, and Dr Anjana Khatwa, earth scientist, presenter and advocate for diversity in science.

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is hosted by Scarborough Museums Trust, and supported by funding from Yorkshire Coast BID:


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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Interactive displays closed
  • Online booking only
  • Open now
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Time limited visits


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Enter YO11 2PS into your Sat Nav.

Use and enter YO11 2PS

There is no car parking on site as the Museum is adjacent to a main road, however there is limited on street pay and display car parking on Vernon Road for approximately 8 vehicles and ample on street pay and display parking on Valley Road approximately 30m from the main entrance, with an underground car park below Spa Bridge 0.1 miles away, which can be accessed via nearby steps to arrive at the Museum by foot.

Blue Badge and disabled parking is subject to the local council policy and to access the up-to -date car parking information use

The two on street car parking areas have ample lighting. The surface is hard concrete and tarmac with the statutory dimpled sloped areas for wheelchair access from the pavement on to the road and then from the road on to the main path entrance to the Museum which is approximately 354cms/146” wide at its narrowest point. There are no steps to access to the main entrance via this route.

The main entrance door is open and the second door at the entrance tunnel is automatic and is120cms/47ins wide.


Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Scarborough, which is 0.6 miles away (10 minutes’ walk). Taxis are available at the railway station.

The nearest bus stop is 10m/10 yards from our main entrance. There are pictures of the venue available on the website for visitors who may benefit from some reassurance on what to expect when arriving at the Museum (

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival


Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS
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Tel01723 353665

Opening Times

Rotunda Museum (16 Sept 2022 - 18 Sept 2022)

* On site and online

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