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Address: 55 Broad Street | In the Basement of Alice's Bear Shop, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
Phone Number: 01297444720
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Simply the best!

Paddy Howe, who is geologist to the Lyme Regis museum, owns and runs the Fossil Workshop. I met Paddy when I attended one of the museum's fossil walks last year (very highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Paddy Howe, who is geologist to the Lyme Regis museum, owns and runs the Fossil Workshop. I met Paddy when I attended one of the museum's fossil walks last year (very highly recommended - entertaining, informative and guaranteed fossil finds) and popped into the shop, along with many others from the fossil walk, because Paddy offers participants the opportunity to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

If i have a choice of Holiday , this is it . In fact every weekend i ,d b here ! Fossil collecting is brilliant, rewarding, healthy , very friendly. Paddy is very helpful, & knows his stuff !! There other things to do here ,lots. But all i want is 2 low tides a day !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you only visit one place in Lyme Regis let this be it! Paddy is one of nicest, most genuine guys you could ever hope to meet and his knowledge and passion for fossils is mind-blowing! Going in as complete novices he showed us what we would need to look for and where we would find it. And armed with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Amazing little place underneath a teddy toy shop my family went on the guided tour with paddy (the owner of the workshop) and found the smallest fossil he has ever found encased in stone. Took the little thing to him after the walk and he said he could polish it up for me, and did he do that. The tiny... More 

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west sussex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely knowledgeable and friendly people learnt a lot about fossils. the owner was very passionate about the town and fossils which was contagious

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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Paddy Howe runs fossil hunting tours for Lyme Regis Museum and with good reason. He is hugely knowledgable and a natural guide. In his workshop you will see more of the truly wonderful specimens he has collected, amongst which an ichthyosaur (one of several he has found, another is in the museum) and parts of others. Paddy can't hide his... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Found by chance as below a teddy bear shop. Lots of local fossils and great advice from the owner. We joined him for one of the Lyme Regis Museum fossil walks and he was a great host.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Paddy is a star. Honest advice ,good prices and a generally nice guy. Dont go anywhere else in Lyme Regis

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Benson, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

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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