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Address: 15 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
Phone Number: 01297 445977
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Superb shop!

A great shop for collecting tidbits & fossils from the trip! I bought so many jewels, rocks & fossils for the family - all proudly say on our windowsill now! A great memento from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
Amber B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

A great shop for collecting tidbits & fossils from the trip! I bought so many jewels, rocks & fossils for the family - all proudly say on our windowsill now! A great memento from the trip considering we failed to find our own fossils... Perhaps next time we will also take the Fossil Walk everyone kept telling us about !!!

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Thank Amber B
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Whilst visiting Lyme Regis we called into this shop which is quite large and has an excellent display of fossils and other items such as jewellery with prices for all pockets. Many of the larger items are set out in display cabinets and are clearly priced and described. Well worth a visit.

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Thank AngieP49
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Collecting minerals and fossils for about 10 years, I look for the more uncommon items. There were certainly those at this shop, as well as the more common ones. There is a wide range of items and prices, and it is a nice big shop. Everything was of reasonable price and the staff were helpful.

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Thank Teide_Orca
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Overpriced.. staff snotty, do not buy their over priced fossil hammers, cheaper at the other fossil shops and the staff are much nicer .

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1 Thank chaoscottage
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

there's a lot of local fossils on display, and the staff are very helpful. I found a better than average ammonite embedded in some rock, and they suggested some ways of enhancing it. There's some pocket money fossils, and also some VERY expensive collectors items for sale...

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1 Thank notTheStig
Rushden, United Kingdom
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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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Thank shane s
Godalming
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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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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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Thank JayneHTB
Surrey England
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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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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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