We enjoyed the fossil hunting walk organised by the museum for £10 per person. Lasting around 3 hours and led by Chris, we and the rest of the dozen or so people were taken out along the beach and shown examples of the kind of things to look for, before being let loose to see what we could find. Chris and his colleague Ben then split open any interesting rocks we'd turned up and examined and explained anything that we found as we wandered around for 90 minutes or so.
We were fortunate in finding a "nodule" containing a decent-sized fossil ammonite and we were invited to bring it back to their workshop (underneath the Teddy Bear shop) after the walk for further cleaning. They cleaned it up beautifully and refused any payment for doing so, giving us a fantastic souvenir.
Chris and his colleagues were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and we learned something, as well as having fun hunting around on the beach.
The only reason I haven't given five stars is that we spent a bit longer than we wanted to learning about Lyme's industrial history at the beginning of the walk, when all we really wanted to do was start looking for fossils. That said, we'll certainly go again.
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