Mr Wood's Fossils

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Mr Wood's Fossils

5 Cowgatehead, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1JY  (Show me directions)

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  Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 17:30



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Mr Wood's Fossils

Our firm started in Livingston, near Edinburgh, Scotland in 1983. Stan Wood's discoveries have given the firm an international reputation. So far they have amounted to numerous fossil plants and over 30 new species of animals, including the world famous "Lizzie"- the oldest reptile ever discovered! This is a proud record of discovery, a process we are constantly engaged in.

About Us

At first Stan Wood supplied museums with fossils for research and display, then in 1988 the firm opened a shop, allowing public access to our Scottish fossils and to fossils from all over the world. The original shop is situated in the Grassmarket, at the centre of Edinburgh's historic Old Town.

What are Fossils

A fossil is any evidence of ancient life, this can mean anything from bone fragments to leaf impressions.

Every fossil is unique because of the variation in living organisms and those of fossilisation. The odds against fossilisation are millions to one, although some animals and plants increase their chance of being fossilised by living in certain places (eg. burrowing in sediment, living in large groups or living in certain areas of the sea).

Even if they do become buried quickly after death the chemical and physical conditions as the sediment turns to rock may be too harsh to preserve fossils. If after all this fossils are preserved, the rock containing them may remain many kilometres below the surface, not to be exposed for millions of years to come.

It is for these reasons that fossils are relatively rare, but if the conditions are right for preservation fossils can be preserved in large numbers and in great detail.


Edinburgh's famous fossil shop has been trading at 5 Cowgatehead since 1987. We have built an international reputation for quality fossils, minerals and meteorites from all over the world. 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 offer great value. Our customer care is important to us, and we will make sure online buyers will receive the same level of service they would in the shop. We'll take care to pick nice examples to send you and they'll be well packed to keep them safe in the post. We welcome questions, so if you can't see what you're looking for, please let us know. Only a small selection of our stock is shown and we might be able to help you find what you are looking for


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