Stone Science

Stone Science, Pentraeth: Address, Phone Number, Stone Science Reviews: 4.5/5

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NicholaLloydy
Holyhead, UK31 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Really interesting!! Loveky little hidden gem. Displays are a little tired but that added to the history for me!!! Plenty to see and Loved the shop especially.
Written 26 April 2022
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Johnny Bravo
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Visited the stone science with uni today. Great collection of artefacts collected by the owners. This place rocks!!!
Written 14 October 2021
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john_roberts11
Rugby, UK4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
I visited purely to take my sister who is very interested in geology. It's really not my thing, and to be honest, I wasnt looking forward to it, but thoroughly enjoyed it! The owner is very passionate, well travelled and incredibly knowledgeable. He was so interesting and helpful. I loved the geology, the dinosaur artefacts and particularly the American indian feature. There is a lovely gift shop with some amazing things to purchase. The only drawback is some of the articles are printed very small and quite high up and we couldn't read them . Could also do with a good dusting but we loved it. Would definitely recommend.
Written 26 September 2021
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Mike D
4 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a quaint and unusual place but please don't compare to a na tional g allery. I am not a geologist but found the whole place very interesting ....it's very u unique and you can ask the owners about anything .....it's a place to look ...read observe and ask.

Off you just want to walk around and not be inquisitive forget it ....we had a great time and the little shop sells stones and crystals 3rd and some nice Nick nack s etc.
Written 3 September 2021
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Emma R
155 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I loved this place and personally completely disagree with the negative reviews. I think trying to compare it to modern museums will definitely lead to disappointment - think of it more as someone’s life work collecting specimens (mostly fossils, crystals and other “stones” but some other pieces too). Yes it’s very outdated. Yes it’s rather dusty and in need of a refresh in places. But none of that takes away from the fantastic display - if you have an interest in fossils and / or crystals I would highly recommend a trip. I purchased a couple of crystals including a beautiful piece of Celestine in the gift shop. The owner saw that I’d purchased this and came to let me know where it had been found and wrote this on the packaging for me. A great little place to spend an hour or two!
Written 20 August 2021
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Sanjay
1 contribution
Aug 2021
This has to be the worst 'museum' I've ever been too! I am really confused by the previous positive reviews, as were the 6-7 other families that were there at the same time. The exhibits are a collection of various dusty and dated plastic dinosaurs, with written descriptions that were printed 15-20 years ago. The rocks are scattered in collections with no effort to engage or explain. All housed in a poorly updated damp warehouse with plug in heaters visibly scattered around. There appears little organisation or flow, or any effort to justify the £25 that we paid - a total waste of money. Please avoid!
Written 11 August 2021
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Jo G
Leicester, UK16 contributions
Jul 2021
Fantastic collection of fossils and minerals to both see and buy. Very well-laid out and informative exhibition. The owner was very keen to share his vast knowledge. A real treasure trove if you have an interest in fossils and minerals. The prices were very good with plenty of "pocket-money" options. The entrance fee was reasonable , considering the one ticket enabled repeat visits during a period of 2 weeks. Car parking was good. This is a must for any budding paleontologist of any age. The building might not have kerbside appeal but don't be put off because inside is absolutely amazing and well worth a visit [or two].
Written 30 July 2021
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Jessica M
Caerdeon, UK5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Dirty, outdated, waste of money. Paid £25 for 3x adults and 1x child. Absolute rip off! Homemade dinosaurs and plastic shop brought dinosaurs??? Very dirty, dusty and outdated. A "cinema" up the stairs and past some (What looks like A level art projects) playing a dinosaurs documentary from the 80s, very blurry?? Its a very ridiculous, not worth the money, very below standard, you can buy stones throughout the 2 floors, just strung about in boxes without labels. Rusty screws and DIY tools left lying on the "exhibitions". Information printed onto really small cars and soo faded due to age can barely read. Very oversold on the website. Waiting 45 minutes to go in the gift shop due to the owner chatting about random facts etc. Very excited but sadly not worth the money!!! £25 very overpriced, would pay around £1 per person. Spiders and cobwebs everywhere, very dissapointed! Was very excited to go! 4 year old kept asking to go home because they were bored!
Written 3 June 2021
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r0bgilliam
Bangor, UK11 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Museum packed full of an amazing array of natural treasures with something for everyone. Friendly staff, enthusiastic and helpful owner with a wealth of knowledge that he is happy to share. Enjoy!
Written 23 May 2021
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GreyMountain
Sheffield, UK21 contributions
Aug 2020
What a treasure trove of fossils, minerals and native artefacts! If you or your children are budding scientists (or just like rare exhibits) then this is a worthwhile stopover. Just make sure you use the details on their website to find them and not just the postcode, or you'll end up down a country lane (like we did!). It's a really nice stop over and close to other attractions. The people who run it a very friendly and knowledgable. They have a great gift shop too! Thoroughly recommended.
Written 3 September 2020
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