This week saw the release of the blockbuster movie ‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’.
Why not come and stay with us at Golden Acre and search for your own fossils on our surrounding Jurassic beaches?
We can’t offer you live dinosaurs, but we are situated right on The beautiful Jurassic Coast here in Dorset where many wonderful fossils from the Jurassic period have been found and continue do do so. The Jurassic period (199.6 million to 145.5 million years ago) was characterised by a warm, wet climate that gave rise to lush vegetation and abundant life.
The legendary palaeontologist and ‘mother of fossil finding’ in Dorset Mary Anning lived in nearby Lyme Regis.
Mary Anning with her dog, Tray, painted before 1842; the Golden Cap outcrop can be seen in the background
|Born||21 May 1799
Lyme Regis, Dorset, Great Britain
|Died||9 March 1847 (aged 47)
Lyme Regis, Dorset, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
|Cause of death||Breast cancer|
|Resting place||St. Michael’s Church, Lyme Regis
|Occupation||Fossil collector · Paleontologist|
|Parent(s)||Richard Anning (c. 1766–1810)
Mary Moore (c. 1764–1842)
|Relatives||Joseph Anning (brother; 1796–1849)|
Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Her findings contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.