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Fossil Cavern

76A High Street, Shanklin PO37 6NJ, England
+44 1983 868874
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Very disappointed

It was our last day of our family holiday 28.05.18 and we travelled all the way to Fossil Cavern as... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Faye R
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Lovely shop with lots of goodies :)

Wow lots to look at in this shop. The lovely man was very helpful when asking questions. Really... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
lottie1211
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Shanklin's original Crystal and Fossil shop. We carry one of the largest selections of Fossils, crystal and minerals on the Island with something for everyone, from young children to the serious collector. Prices start from 50p. We currently have amongst our top end stock, a very rare nest of 7 Oviraptor eggs!! Also a single Hadrosaurus egg. We also have a wonderful Tooth from the King of the Dinosaur's the Tyrannosaurus Rex!!! For those who like Trilobites we have a museum quality Walliserops Spiny Trilobite with it's unique Trident appendage. We may be small but we pack the stock in, if you cannot see it then please ask. We are also stockists for the CollectA range of model dinosaurs, one of the best ranges made. We import these ourselves, enabling us to have one of the most extensive selections in the Country.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
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  • Terrible14%
29 May 2018
“Very disappointed”
26 Aug 2017
“Lovely shop with lots of goodies :)”
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76A High Street, Shanklin PO37 6NJ, England
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It was our last day of our family holiday 28.05.18 and we travelled all the way to Fossil Cavern as our children really wanted a dinosaur fossil after failing to find one on the beach. After checking online we made the journey over half an...More

Thank Faye R
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Wow lots to look at in this shop. The lovely man was very helpful when asking questions. Really happy with my salt lamp I had purchased at such a fab price!! Can't wait to go back and have another look when we next visit the...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I went for a visit in the summer holidays and was very surprised on how much was in there considering the size of the shop from the outside. Very friendly and would definitely go again.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a must for those with dino loving kids the owner is fab and they carry all sorts of dino related stuff from pennyies to many pounds.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Lots to look at and to browse at leisure. The fossils and gems are interesting as they have survived for millions of years!

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Quaint little Isle of Wight shop! Packed full of interesting things and the chap in the shop was friendly, knowledgable and helpful.

1  Thank braddazz2801
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This fossil shop is located on top of the hill in Shanklin high Street and is packed with goodies. My son happily bought a 40million year old fish fossil. The owner was very helpful and I can recommend you take a look, there's plenty to...More

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