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The Fossil Workshop

55 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
01297444720
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Lyme Regis
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Shops, Cultural
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Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Shops, Cultural

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Benson, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We decided to have a go at fossil hunting and the team gave us a good overview on what type of rocks to look for

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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We found this place due to trip advisor. It is in the basement of a teddy bear shop. The man was chatty, helpful and knowledgeable. The fossils are of great quality and very reasonably price. There are some unusual fossils like an ammonite inside a split pebble with fools gold it's large and was only £17 which was a bargain... More 

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North Strathfield, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This shop is run by the geologist who does the fossil tours of Lyme Regis for the Lyme Regis Museum. It is full of fossils mostly from the local area (mostly found by the proprietor himself). The fossil prices here are generally less expensive than some of the more commercial offerings in town.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great little shop, with people who really know what they are talking about, and are glad to help you with your finds. No sidesales like jewels and stuff, just fossils, the way I like it. You can find them in the basement of Alices Bearshop.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

An absolute gem of a find....located in basement studio below one of the shops (Alice's teddy bear hospital).... Loads of great specimens at reasonable prices ... But best of all was the owner who was very informative on how and where to find fossils....so off to buy a hammer and a couple of hours later we had bagged some good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

went with kids - their enthusiasm was infectious. Really enjoyed ourselves and ended up with some rather beautiful specimens

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Truro
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Thank you to Paddy for a brilliant day out fossil hunting and for taking the time to then prepare and polish our sons fossil. Your shop is a real treasure trove of fossils (and much better prices compared to others in town :) It was a pleasure to meet you and your charming son, and look forward to visiting again... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is THE place to go to see the breadth of fossils to be found in the region, whether you're looking to buy, go out hunting your own, or have your questions answered. Paddy is friendly, has decades of experience, and is "insanely knowledgeable," in the words of my paleontologist husband. He's also very generous with his time and knowledge.... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Must visit when in Lyme Regis. We chatted to the owner who was so helpful and the fossils are so interesting we are coming back.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Having found a superb ammonite fossil on our very first fossil hunting walk in Lyme (as the locals call it) with a guide (strongly recommended), the guide recommended we take our rock here for preparation/finishing, etc. It proved to be an excellent choice. We were given an approximate price, and subsequently told it was going to be about half that,... More 

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