Mr Wood's Fossils

Mr Wood's Fossils, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Mr Wood's Fossils Reviews: 5/5

Mr Wood's Fossils
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Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Edinburgh's famous fossil shop was established in 1987 by Stan Wood, a self-taught fossil hunter. Since then we've gone on to forge an international reputation for beautiful and fascinating fossils from all around the world, as well as a wide range of minerals, meteorites and jewellery. We go out of our way to hand pick our stock as much as possible, and try to get as close to the original sources as we can to ensure we always have a strong selection of great value, high quality fossils for sale. Popular favourites include ammonites, dinosaur and shark teeth, fossil fish, trilobites and mammoth hair. We welcome browsers, and are used to answering questions, so feel free to take your time.
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Abbey H
5 contributions
Great little shop
Oct 2021 • Couples
Really interesting little shop with lots to look at! My boyfriend is really interested in fossils and me with crystals and this shop has both! Some really great pieces if you are an avid collector also. Definitely have a walk down here!
Written October 23, 2021
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Thanks, Abbey.
Written November 1, 2021
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StaffsGwr
Uttoxeter, UK30 contributions
Enlighting
Sep 2021 • Couples
Came upon this brilliant shop on the way up to the Scottish museum from Grassmarket.The shop is crammed with a cornucopia of delights.Some expensive out of my range but good to look at items along side very affordable gems.My small purchase a sand anemone was treated with individual care and attention by the owner who carefully wrote the info on a small card with every item purchased. Even if you only have a limited time on the way up to Bobby's grave please call in.
Written September 24, 2021
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Thank you Staffs. There are a few of Mr Wood's Fossils in the museum, too.
Written October 8, 2021
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Alastair S
Hawick, UK2 contributions
You need to visit to appreciate fully
Sep 2021 • Couples
Fantastic selection of fossils and I couldn't help going in on both days of our trip. I came away with a great haul of fossils from various dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
Highly recommend visiting.
Great selection of minerals, crystals and jewellery too.
Written September 1, 2021
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Thanks for the review, many Alastairs. Glad you found the place hard to resist. I come here pretty much every weekday, but I'm still not tired of the place.
Written September 22, 2021
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Holly
58 contributions
Must visit if you like fossils!
Jul 2021
Pretty cool and interesting shop to browse if you like fossils, stones and crystals! Its quite small so it doesn't take long to browse through!
Written July 26, 2021
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Although you might never find your way out of the basement... Actually, that sounds fairly sinister now I read it back. Thanks for the review, Jolly.
Written August 3, 2021
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,208 contributions
A fascinating shop
Aug 2020
We happened to stumble upon this place on our last day in Edinburgh and couldn't resist having a browse. It is exactly what it says it is, fossils and rocks from around the world which you can buy.

Put simply if this kid of thing interests you then its a great place to visit, if not its a shop with stones in that will bore you senseless.
Written November 1, 2020
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Sorry, Stevie, missed this at the time. Thanks for taking the time to review, and for making me aware there could be people who find stones boring. I reckon I could change their mind, though.
Written May 10, 2021
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,081 contributions
This shop really does rock
Jan 2020
What an interesting and wonderful shop this is. A rare thing nowadays! There are loads of beautiful fossils, gemstones and minerals here, and all at very affordable prices. A greatfind.
Written January 20, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review, Itchy.
Written February 17, 2020
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Doug Leighton
2 contributions
Fossils rock!!
Sep 2018
This place simply blew my mind. The array and the number of fossils was soooo impressive, it was hard to leave with just a few items. But I did and now they sit in one of my displays and I get to brag about how old they are.
And the staff there were very knowledgeable and friendly.
Highly recommend a visit.
Written August 19, 2019
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You are right!! Thanks for leaving a review.
Written August 20, 2019
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Sarculus
Valkenburg, The Netherlands11 contributions
Great little shop
Aug 2019 • Couples
Fantastic collection of fossils and minerals. Definitely recommended for everyone with an interest in geology and phaenthology
Written August 9, 2019
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Thank you, Sarculus, for taking the time to post a review. Appreciated.
Written August 10, 2019
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Rach
Stone, UK39 contributions
Fantastic little place! 👌
Apr 2019 • Couples
We LOVED this shop! It is so fascinating and informative. It left us wanting to purchase a number of items. We'll definitely revisit Edinburgh just for this shop!!
Written April 27, 2019
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Thank you, Rach. We'll be here.
Written June 15, 2019
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Nyssa S
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Great prices, lots of things to see
Apr 2019 • Solo
Unfortunate I couldn’t go back to the shop to purchase something so someone did it on my behalf. He has a collection of amazing specimens for sale - spinosaurus, other dinosaur, shark teeth, crystals and precious stones, trilobites, ammonites, etc. Prices are quite ok, and I think the shop is trustworthy (I did not buy fossils from the flea market as I didn’t know the sellers or where they got their specimens from).
Written April 5, 2019
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Hi Nyssa, thank you for your review, and glad you liked the shop.
Written April 6, 2019
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Mr Wood's Fossils is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM