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“Enthusiastic and generous, very informative”

The Fossil Workshop
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We met the owner, Chris, through a fossil walk arranged by the Philpot Museum. Chris was an enthusiastic and knowledgable guide. He invited us to visit the shop to have our finds "cleaned" and any further finds identified. He must've spent over half an hour with us doing this, and refused payment. No question too small or large, highly recommended over the more "commercial" outlets.

3  Thank SarennahL-C
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Chris and Paddy are genuine enthusiasts, not only in their field, but also in sharing the joys of it with others. We visited the Fossil Workshop for the first time in 2010, when Chris kindly cleaned up an Ichthyosaur vertebra our daugter had found. On our subsequent visit, one of her first questions was, "Can we go to that fossil shop again?" Of course we did! Paddy and Chris were as helpful and inspirationl as ever. If you two splendid chaps ever read this page, "Thank you!"

3  Thank Jeremy S
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Meet Paddy and Chris who really know their stuff when it comes to fossils. They sell a range of goodies and also do fossil hunting walks. They have a wealth of knowledge that they selflessly pass on to all who are interested.

4  Thank 3Nikki999
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We visited the fossil workshop with my 11 year old daughter and her friend last weekend and they loved it..... Chris's enthusiasm, expert knowledge and his willingness to share that knowledge with all ages means this is a not to be missed place to visit. The kids were so excited when they found a fossil on the beach and they took it to the fossil workshop where chris not only explaiined what it was but even cleaned it up......for no charge.

1  Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Here is an excellent idea. Collect your fossils and get first-hand help on what they are. A number of good fossil-walks can be found at the tourist Information.

1  Thank Philip P
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