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Address: 55 Broad Street | In the Basement of Alice's Bear Shop, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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+44 1297 444720

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Interesting fossils and knowledgeable staff

A fascinating place to see interesting fossils. We previously tried our luck with fossil hunting to no avail. Here you can get what you cannot hunt. Staff were all knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

A fascinating place to see interesting fossils. We previously tried our luck with fossil hunting to no avail. Here you can get what you cannot hunt. Staff were all knowledgeable and engaging.

Thank MickPo
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Oh no ! The best place in the world has shut ! Work is still being done just closer to home ... Paddy still at Museum and up the beach daily... We will all miss our chats n first class knowledge and picking our favourite fossils to buy ... As I am sure Paddy will miss some of us ..

Thank Anastadio
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368 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

What an amazing experience - great introduction to fossils by Paddy Howe, who has been in this area of interest for 45 years. Does he know his 'stuff'? Damn right he does. After a full chat and showing us samples of what has been found, he helped us find our own fossils. Would certainly do this again. Thank you so... More 

Thank Alph
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Im usually full of descriptive stuff about what was good and bad on reviews. With Paddy, he is simply awesome. Book a walk through Lyme Regis Museum with him and you cannot fail to be impressed no matter what age you are or level of knowledge. Just go, learn and enjoy.

1 Thank Tania H
Spalding, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Our 7 year old son asked if he could take a look in here, and what a gem we found! The owner of this workshop was very down to earth and took time to explain and share his passion for fossil hunting. Lots of amazing fossil discoveries to see and absolutely no pressure to buy anything. He has definitely ignited... More 

Thank Judarjo
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Paddy's Fossil Walk was the highlight of our two week trip along the SWCP. He and Tom were wonderful and answered all of our stupid questions. My teen loved it and them, especially Tom. They talked to him and not down to him. It was a great experience from start to finish.

Thank LongWalker2016
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016

When visiting Lyme Regis, my boyfriend and I went on one of Paddy's fossil walks, which was fantastic in its own right (I would also recommend that anyone in the area books onto one of these) when on the walk we found out about this fantastic fossil/work shop. Paddy is extremely knowledgeable and passionate which really helps when buying things... More 

1 Thank Arechron G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Having found some fossils on our walk with Paddy, it was nice to take them to him to have the decent ones polished up. He took the time to talk to my young son about fossils and gave him a couple of more rare finds, which are now prized mementoes from our holiday!

Thank RLP474
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We collected a fossil that we thought had potential as being a display item. The owner was honest and told us that we would be wasting on money on trying to clean it up. This impressed me.

Bodrum Turkey
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139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A very interesting fossil shop. The staff are friendly and helpful and the children love it there. There's always something affordable to take home as a souvenir.

Thank EJCBodrum

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