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Hidden gem - no pun intended

Amazing collection of fossils and gems for sale. Some of them are from the Isle of Wight, others... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sinead W
Fantastic Moment Of Our Holiday

In the words of my 11 year old son - Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant! Fantastic 2 hours spent at... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing collection of fossils and gems for sale. Some of them are from the Isle of Wight, others from around the Jurassic Coast. Anyone with even a slight interest should come in here, or if you know someone that would appreciate a fossil gift. I...More

Thank Sinead W
Reviewed September 5, 2018

In the words of my 11 year old son - Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant! Fantastic 2 hours spent at Brook Bay with Flic. She is very knowledgeable with all things regarding fossils. She was very patient with my son and all the other kids as well,...More

Thank DaxMares
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My son made us visit the Island Gems shop EVERY DAY of our little holiday, he is obsessed now more that ever with fossils and gem stones. Jenny was patient, and allowed us to linger, but we did buy lots of stuff each day.. I...More

Thank ExpectorOfQuality
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Met Felicity today for our fossil walk . It was brilliant great weather and Felicity was so nice and full of great knowledge. She made it so much fun and very interesring. Found lots of rocks to take home . Make sure you do it,...More

Thank dawnmallen2018
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Very informative 2 hours spent at Brook Bay with Flic. She was very knowledgeable and great with the kids looking at their finds and explaining what they were. A fun way to spend a few hours. Make sure you pay for more than 2 hours...More

Thank Linnie B
Reviewed July 23, 2017

The shop is interesting as are surrounding shops in Godshill. You can book fantastic fossil tours (I have reviewed separately under a different listing of Island Gems Fossil Tours). I would not go out of my way to come here though (you can book the...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Great couple of hours on the beach led by Felicity, looking for fossils and seeing dinosaur footprints and footcasts.. Weather was amazing and quite a few people found fossils and one dinosaur bone. Recommended.

Thank Nicky W
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

my children love looking around at the large variety of well displayed items. always very happy to explain about any items of interest. even looked through some of my children's beach finds and explained each of them to him

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed September 11, 2016

This shop is so interesting and the lady in the shop seemed happy to explain about the pieces for sale.

Thank GibbsJ
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Many thanks to Flick for an entertaining morning walking across the rocks finding everything from dinosaur foot casts to fossilised wood with fools gold in it. Even real dinosaur bone! Sheer magic for the children (boys, 6 & 8) and informative and interesting for the...More

Thank Jan W
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