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Pick Jim's Brains!

A step into Jurassic Park. Huge collection of fossils and stones. The owner is very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shanklin, United Kingdom
Dimond Geezer

When you arrive as the shop is being shut for the day its a good start when Jim just reopens What... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nutfield, United Kingdom
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We are much more then a fossil and mineral shop . Our opening days are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM SUNDAY 4/10/15 until WEDNESDAY 14/10/15
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43 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6JJ, England
+44 1983 864577
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All reviews treasure trove fossil shop his customers pocket money isle of wight aladdin's cave knowledgeable owner gem stones his enthusiasm wonderful shop great character share his knowledge can't wait to visit again nothing is too much trouble interesting things be visiting again fossil hunting
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A step into Jurassic Park. Huge collection of fossils and stones. The owner is very knowledgeable and happy to help with any questions, is informative and seems to be able to encourage enthusiasm to all age groups. Not overpriced either.

Thank heatherlight2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive as the shop is being shut for the day its a good start when Jim just reopens What an amazing place Jim was so helpful I got so many stones I had been looking for so helpful car now full and will...More

Thank stephengwalter2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been before, bought via Facebook before and this year had items put by to collect on annual island visit. Nothing is too much trouble so much knowledge and such good value

Thank bfclayton
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I took my 2 grandsons here for a look round. They were totally fascinated by the whole shop. Even the adults in our group were amazed by the shop. The owner was lovely man who spent along time talking to the boys explaining things to...More

Thank jackie p
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Went to Shanklin for the day and visited this store. Even though I didn’t buy anything in the shop it has lots of collectors items to buy and all for good value of money, the man at the till was very friendly.

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We bought a lovely Amethyst Church on our visit there last week. It was delivered to us in London 24 hours after sending and superbly packed. It’s something I have always wanted and I am a very very happy customer. The service and knowledge of...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We love this shop. Its like an Aladdin's cave of all things fossil. Don't try and rush the visit as there are lots of shelves of little boxes all containing lovely things. There is something for all ages and all budgets, don't forget to grab...More

Thank tufttufttuft
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing shop and an amazing owner to go with it! We loved our visit to Shanklin and this was a big part of it. We all found things we loved, especially the Himalayan Salt lamp which I am now wishing I had bought...More

1  Thank Nel J
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Jim is a really great guy and I love the shop! I visit multiple times each year on holiday and he is great with kids and teens and his ever changing stock means that you can get something new every time you go in! Can't...More

Thank UKReviewer2018
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely shop with so many interesting items to look at and for children to use their sense of touch with the array of stones etc. My child was particularly taken with the ‘bug’ jewellery! I’ve never been in a shop like it! It’s quite small...More

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