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We've got some stunning new Crystal Cathedrals in the shop, and as they're so heavy, we're offering free delivery! Amethyst, Calcite, and a beautiful Clear Quartz crystal on a custom plinth.

We've also managed to obtain a supply of Apache Tears and some Azeztulite Crystal - the "Nameless Light"...

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Three weekends of festivals! Wild World, Hay Literature, How the Light Gets In and Hay Pride! It's going to be a busy few weekends, so I hope you'll help support us and get us through to the end.

Come to the shop in fancy dress and get 10% off any purchase!


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We're closed today, Sunday the 8th. Sorry for any inconvenience, we're down at the Oxford Mineral Show buying you some lovely and interesting items ready for when you visit next 😃

See you next week!

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We hope you're all having a lovely Early May Bank Holiday. The shop is open throughout the Bank Holiday, so if you'd like to pop in and say "Hello!" we'd love to see you!

The world’s favourite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.
― Edwin Way Teale

Picture of Hyacinthoides non...

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We had a wonderful week and Easter weekend, met loads of new friends and educated about 1 billion children on fossils and minerals! We're open all this week and look forward to seeing you soon. Dogs welcome, we even have water and a snack for them :D

We'll be open all over Easter weekend and most of next week. Contact us via the website to be sure, or arrange an appointment to visit. See you soon!

Oh no! Thank you inclement weather, for blowing our ceramic ammonite off the outside of the shop. Does anyone have any superglue?

We're sorry but the shop is closed today. We should be open tomorrow if we're all feeling better.

We have lots of new stock from our recent shopping expedition! Come and see our new fossil finds; including a lovely 50 million year old Harpactocacinus punctulatus Fossil Crab, from Verona, Italy. Lots of new pocket money fossils and crystals for our young enthusiasts as well. The Hourglass C...

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2 months ago
We discovered this little place today whilst walking around Hay… and what an absolute find! The gent that runs it so friendly and knowledgeable and it’s pretty evident this is his passion. I mentioned that we home educate and he took the time to show my daughter and myself some of the incredible fossils, geodes and other treasures he has. The raw crystals on sale here were just beautiful too, a really great selection. It feels like a little wander around a natural history museum as well as a shop…there’s even plenty of pocket money priced items for the kids to take away a souvenir.
- Bethan P
9 months ago
Visited today with the kids - great shop, guy in there really knowledgeable and happy to show the kids lots of stuff. Very reasonably priced and my daughter hasn't stopped talking about her fossilised dinosaur poo all the way home! Very much worth a visit
- Neil B
a year ago
This shop is a treasure trove of knowledge and so many items. From fossils, precious stones and jewellery. The staff are absolutely fabulous individuals with such a wealth of knowledge. It doesn't matter your age or interests it is a fascinating shop to visit.
- Kisholi J
We are a small gift shop located in Hay on Wye, the Town of Books.  We specialise in fossils, artefacts, crystals, jewellery and air plants on crystals.  We have some unique fossils such as a large 70 million year old Mosasaurus jawbone and 3 billion year old Stromatolite (fossilised algae).  Stunning amber jewellery; bracelets, pendants and necklaces, as well as other jewellery such as turquoise, silver and pearl.  We also make our air plants on crystals, truly a gift for someone who has everything, beautiful air plants (Tillandsia) on crystals such as amethyst, citrine and quartz geodes.

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2 Broad Street

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun:11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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