Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts

Fossil Hunting on the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is world renowned for its Dinosaurs! It’s called the Dinosaur Island! Martin Simpson, known on the Isle of Wight as ‘the Fossil Man’, runs the fossil and gem shop at IOW Pearl. He is also an established expert on Cretaceous fossil crustaceans and has produced important papers on the Cretaceous Lower Greensand Group. He has produced a popular book on fossil hunting, titled Fossil Hunting on Dinosaur Island, and was heavily involved in the excavation of a significant specimen of the ankylosaur Polacanthus.

Martin runs guided fossil hunting trips for school groups, families and tourists throughout the year.


If you have any questions about Fossil Hunting on the Isle of Wight please call or email and we will be happy to answer them for you.


Adults – £4pp

Children – £3pp

Family – £12 ~  2 adults and 2 children between 8 and 16 years old.

The Fossil Hunting Site

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