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Address: High Street | The Cottage, Godshill PO30 4DD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1983 740493
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel D
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

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

Thank GibbsJ
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 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 grown ups too. She really knows her stuff and her enthusiasm is infectious - you... More 

Thank Jan W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We popped in after (attending a fantastic fossil hunt with Felicity) gripping our findings hopefully and the lady couldn't have been nicer- she told us what each one was (& wasn't!) in detail so that our 6 year old could do a show and tell at school! Some lovely cheap fossils on sale to keep the kids happy, and some... More 

Thank huntch01
Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Great couple of hours spent with the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic Felicity. We came away with interesting rocks including some fossilised dinosaur bone. The teenagers even admitted they had enjoyed it more than they expected to. Thank you!

Thank Helen P
Shipley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Once again, a fabulous & fun trip fossil hunting, booked with Island Gems. Call in and see them in Godshill - the shop is full of treasures - then book on a very reasonably priced fossil hunt trip :) Great fun and very welcoming to family of all ages.

Thank Nattybug101
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We have seen on a few visits to the island about this trip and this year we decided to book up, Flick was our guide on this trip, I have to say she was brilliant I have a 9 year old and an 11 year old, they had so much much looking for fossils and dinosaur bones as well as... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I love it soooo much they are sooo sweet you would get along with them really they are the best on the Isle of white and the world

Thank bexlep
Reading, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We went into the shop to enquir about a fossil hunting trip which, unfortunately, were all fully booked for the duration of our visit to the island. In most places, and we wouldn't have been disappointed if this had happened, that would have been the end of it but not here. The friendly assistant proceeded to give us the low... More 

2 Thank Daniel G
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We booked a walk with Island Gems which was great. Informative but kept simple for those with little knowledge of fossils. But all staff were very happy to answer questions and discuss things in more depth if you wished. Very patient. Lovely shop too and they are happy to identify your finds for you.

Thank Rebecca B

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