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Old Forge Fossil Shop

15 Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
01297 445977
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Ranked #5 of 8 Shopping in Lyme Regis
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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509 reviews 509 reviews
212 attraction reviews
441 helpful votes 441 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

An outstanding shop full of goodies so good in fact that we bought our daughter a quirky little piece of fossil type jewellery from.We spent ages in here looking at all the fossils which always look so decorative.

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Godalming
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18 reviews 18 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Some of the reviews here, like mine, are about the fossil walks led by Paul from Jurassic Gems 9not the Old Forge). I can't find out how to review Jurassic Gems directly- they don't seem to be set up for review - so I'll add my post here. We called into Jurassic Gems (down the alley to the side of... More 

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Berkshire, England
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142 reviews 142 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Paul (from Jurassic Gems in Drakes Way) led our fossil hunting walk on Monmouth beach and he was both an enthusiastic and very knowledgable guide. The group started We in Drakes Way by the shop and then walked down to the beach where Paul showed us some examples of what ee may find and explained just enough about the beach... More 

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Surrey England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Paul Crossley who runs fossil hunting walks from his shop 'Jurassic Gems' (formally Mike's Minerals) is superb. He is such a knowledgeable guy and made our trip to Lyme Regis so special, so much so we are going back very soon!!!! His shop, Jurassic Gems run by him and his lovely wife have some fantastic fossils and jewellery. He sells... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

If you love Fossils this is the place to go. Very interesting displays selling and showing amazing finds, a lot of them local finds as well..... had to buy some :)

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St Petersburg, Fla
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Whilst it was interesting to comb the surrounding beaches it made more sense to look into the several local shops. This shop was very helpful in picking out Local fossils for Grandkids and discussing the Fossil Coast areas. Wide selection of local and fossils from other parts of the world The town itself is quaint and worth a walkabout. I... More 

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glendale ca
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2009

The Fossil Shop is great fun to look around in, but for my husband and me the greatest thing about it is Paul Crossley. Mary at the Fossil Museum helped me out long-distance in arranging a fossil hunt with Paul. It was raining like mad, but he was there waiting for us. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and kind about some... More 

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mitcham, surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

on visiting your wonderful shop recently on holiday i bought my son an agate egg for his bedroom. when showing it to his older brother they noticed an image on the egg. attached is a photo of the egg, could it be jesus or justin lee collins lol. i look forward to your reply. lynn gummer

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