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“Incredible staff make this place special” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lyme Regis Fossil Shop

Lyme Regis Fossil Shop
Ranked #3 of 10 Shopping in Lyme Regis
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Owner description: One of the oldest and we think best fossil shops in Europe with a massive range of pocket money items right up to Museum grade collector pieces. Huge selection of semi precious stone jewellery and Baltic amber is a speciality. Local Fossils as well as rare fossils from around the world. Free entry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Incredible staff make this place special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

In may shops you are served by assistants who know little about what they are selling-and are more intent on a quick sale than genuine service. Not so for the Fossil Shop in Lyme Regis. Here a well laid out store, with fascinating artifacts to look at and purchase make up just half the experience.

More up-to-date museuam than shop, this venue has a well informed staff who are willing to help younsters who have just made an exciting find on the beach help indentify it. Despite a queue, the assistant patiently helped my eight year old identify a bag of small fossils he found on the beach-and made him feel very pleased with his find.

Whilst the products are expensive-the service is superb and the local knowledge outstanding.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
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English first
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115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“take away a part of Dorset's history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

A charming, spacious shop, which caters for everyone. Wether you are looking to buy a magnificent polished fossil for bookends or just wanting to buy a small birthstone - The Fossil shop offers it all. Just ask the friendly and informed staff about anything and they are more than happy to help.

My daughter enjoyed buying some Russian Emerald for her mum - a great holiday present and a chance to interact with the local history and geology.

Visited April 2012
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Stourbridge UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Excellent selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

Fossils are to Lyme Regis what Shakespeare is to Stratford-upon-Avon. Add a stunning coastal location and you've got a great destination - easily a good day out if you're in the area. There are quite a few fossil shops but 'The Fosil Shop' is the best - prices range from a few £s to £1,000s and its easy to see how one could get carried away purchasing. Need a meal? The Cobb Inn is great - try the Lyme Bay scallops if they are in season!

Visited August 2011
Thank codsallStourbridgeUK
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