CREATIVELY ROOTED - AUTHENTIC FOSSIL COMPANY
The result is key items that represent the best of what we stand for..
Presenting interior-style objects of curiosity for luxury interiors around the world..
The Fossil Store is a creatively rooted, authentic vintage and classic fossil company in the United Kingdom. Presenting interior-style objects of curiosity for luxury interiors around the world. We strive to create high-quality fossil statements, showpieces, collective cases and more, which preserve the best of the past while curating something unique for you. When the clean lines of past eons meet modern trends, the result is key items that represent the best of what we stand for: Ammonites that sit elegantly in your living-space surmounted and classically displayed on our custom designed bronze plinths or wall features that transcend your personal style and passion for historic themes.
Our traditional restoration methods are keeping our artefacts and fossils better preserved with timeless designs curated by our creative team working to provide you with a luxury piece of the prehistoric - we're sure you'll find something for you. Searching for the perfect piece for your home? From classic Ammonites on bespoke plinths hosting essential contrasting neutral palettes to fossil specimens which are truly out of this world and most certainly theme into the explorer's room, all packable and easily presented within a week and sure to make all occasions a special one.
Our eye-catching Spinosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus or Raptor dinosaur fossils, whether be it fossil teeth, claws or bones, come stylishly presented in black specimen glass faced cases, while our larger must-have fossil dinosaur bones from jaws to tibias are custom packaged in wooden crates, foam packaged for safety and banded keeping them secure throughout their travels. all our dinosaur fossils are expertly conserved for the collector, retaining all the qualities you love the most in these majestic fossils. pair them with Megalodon shark teeth on bronze plinths, Prognathodon or Beaugei mosasaurus teeth, jaws or fossil Sarcosuchus or Dyrosaurus crocodile skulls for a look that transcends your home into something spectacular.
All our fossils are conserved with the future in mind, your collections will not only exist for lifetimes but they’re a valued purchase, increasing in value as time moves forward, making all our fossils a great investment for future generations.
An elder brothers gift, a fossil ammonite, to his younger sibling sparked a lifelong interest in the prehistoric world for Richard Allison. That was in nineteen sixty-nine the year humanity landed men on the moon. The ancient earth rock encouraged Richard's palaeontological interest to evolve, inspiring his imagination. The interest has lasted the test of time. Our founder Richard, went on to have a successful career in the family art and antique business.
He ultimately transcended his love and knowledge of antiques, fine arts and artefacts into a more palaeontology business in middle age. In the final two decades of the twentieth century, The Fossil Store evolved from seeds sown while on a three-month family sojourn in the continent of Africa. Richard primarily procured fossils from Africa for his micro business, which then developed into an international concern. The Fossil Store's objective has been to wherever possible, lean towards presenting aesthetically pleasing natural history with an interior design aspect, providing rare wonders to connoisseurs, collectors and the world of interior decor.
The Fossil Store has achieved many bookmark achievements within the industry of paleontological resourcing, presenting fossil objects and curiosities on a global stage. We hope you find the experience of browsing our website collections interesting and pleasurable. Richard began his fossil acquisitions in earnest in the early 1990s where the first expeditions into continental Africa ultimately brought forth the new millennium collections, which we are very pleased to share with you here.
The Fossil Store's online presence of over twenty years has firmly rooted us as a UK industry leader, in the ever-growing industry we feel we have set trends in the way fossil display has evolved. Creating trending environments influenced by remarkable palaeontological objects of curiosity for private or public exhibits, interiors, hotels and even public celebrities for over twenty-five years. Fossil creations which are extraordinarily rare and beautiful, curating an authentic presence in any environment or living space. These endeavours charted our founder's course in palaeontology exhibits and he has continued an ever progressive course for The Fossil Store in a creative atmosphere, building on early success in research and design and finally producing fine products created from natural history.
ONLINE SINCE 1997
In acquiring and selling fossils around the world The Fossil Store has set several records for some of the most important specimens. As early as 1997 our presence began to flourish as did our authority with our first web pages, we began to set market trends. Some fossil specimens are extremely difficult to bring to market, thanks to a team of passionate creatives we have been able to surmount many issues and through our online and general business endeavours created wealth in some regions of the world less fortunate, through our many associations, of which we are very proud.
THIRD GENERATION FAMILY-RUN BUSINESSES SINCE 1953
The Fossil Store roots were established through decades. In all disciplines there is always the rarest or the ultimate acquisition, the prestigious piece, here at The Fossil Store we strive to procure, conserve and purvey only the very best specimens, endeavouring to provide you with something unique. This challenge themes throughout our business ethics too and customer service, we deal with our customers on a one to one basis wherever possible, which proves dividends time and again and is what underpin's our team core value. Communications and longevity is a key part of our business success.
On recent expeditions, we had set our eyes on a very specific objective..
Located beside the Hamar L'Aghdad formation lies the surrounding western desert, Morocco which attracts many travellers. When conditions are favourable one may discover interesting fossils, such as fossil trilobites, these are found on several mountain ranges which reach into neighbouring Algeria and the greater Sahara, the desert tenéré allowing some potentially beneficial circumstances for fossicking. Our four hour plus pisté journey from the nearest semi-tarmac road; half way through a nine hour round trip, briefly ends. We slavishly haul tools, camera and film gear on the final leg on foot up the mountainside in full sun and the heat of the North African day venturing into the unknown void beyond our immediate horizon...' We invite you too...