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Jurassic Jim, Shanklin

(5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Feel the prehistoric atmosphere at Jurassic Jim, a part shop, part museum where you can learn all about fossils and the beasts they once were. The store represents a treasure trove for both fossil-hunters and amateur enthusiasts, and the friendly proprietor will happily inform you about his discoveries and explain the story behind any object in the shop. You can bring children and pets into the shop, as expensive items are hidden away safely on the higher shelves. Don't feel any pressure to buy now; the shop offers online sales and delivery options. Use our Shanklin family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Jurassic Jim and other attractions in Shanklin.
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  • Jim is brillant. Always has time to explain what he has in his shop. Good value for money. Pocket money choice for the kids. Don't miss this shop. You will be glad you went. Wished all shop keepers we...  more »
  • Jim is a very helpful, full of great yarns. You can find all sorts of amazing things in his shop at reasonable prices. The kids love this shop! 
  • Jurassic Jim is a genuine fossil finder and a very friendly informative place to buy a bargain. Definitely worth a visit if your passing through Shanklin or want to find that alternative present for s...  more »
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  • Jim made my husband and I most welcome on our visit to his store. His knowledge of his subject matter is amazing. Thank you for being so helpful and friendly
  • An amazing shop for keen fossil collectors. Really great prices on everything and Jim is the friendliest guy I've ever met.
  • Im a big fan of minerals, crystals, fossils. This guy seriously knows what he is doing! Its actually so nice in their and they have everything you could imagine. I bought so many things and they are so inexpensive! I bought around 10 items their with my mum for around 17 pounds. In other stores itd be far more expensive I cant stress enough how much you guys should check it out
  • Great range. Excellent owner. Kids love it. Good prices too!
  • Lovely shop and Jim was so friendly and helpful. Made my son's holiday to come away with some really special souvenirs to start his fossil collection.