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The Fossil Workshop

Address: 55 Broad Street | In the Basement of Alice's Bear Shop, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
Phone Number: 01297444720
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Type: Specialty shops, Colleges & universities, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Specialty shops, Colleges & universities, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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