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A microscopist's microscopy shop!

We deal in microscopes, microscopical accessories and microscopical parts, especially pre-owned Zeiss (West), Zeiss Jena, Leitz, Reichert, Wild, Nikon, Olympus, older British and other quality manufacturers.

We also provide new microscopes and accessories by Optika, Euromex and Motic on special order (Click on the manufacturer's name to view their product range directly on their website. Links open in new windows/tabs.)

We have a large and diverse stock - too many items to list, so please don't hesitate to contact us about your specific requirements!

Founded in 2011, we are a UK-based business originating from the owner's 35-year experience as a research scientist in protistology, a consulting microscopist and a microscope collector.

We cater for the requirements of a wide range of microscopists, from professionals to amateurs, experienced users to beginners, and professional collectors to microscope enthusiasts!

We have built a reputation as a friendly, user-oriented microscope business not limiting itself to selling, but also providing pre- and post-sales advice and support to all of our customers. We are particularly pleased to advise on classic, 160mm tube length microscopes and accessories by Carl Zeiss (West). Talk to us - you won't be disappointed and we will always try to help!


January 2021 - WINTER SALE!

Look out for our PURPLE STAR SALE! All items bearing a PURPLE STAR have been discounted up to 15% off the original price!

January 2021 - BREXIT

We regret that we no longer sell to countries within the European Union owing to uncertainties concerning the new tax and  Customs requirements following the U.K.'s exit from the EU. We will endeavour to restore sales to the EU as soon as all the new regulations which apply become clearer

In the meantime we thank all our European customers for their patience and understanding!

Outside the U.K. we still ship to North America, Australia, Japan and many other countries

July 2020 - We have just received a lovely Swift 950 monocular. You might be forgiven for thinking this is only a basic monocular student microscope. In fact, to our knowledge it is one of very few microscopes ever made offering built-in Rheinberg illumination! Check it here

July 2020 - We regret that we are no longer trading on eBay. All of our sales will be conducted via this website only. We thank our past eBay customers and look forward to hearing from them again!

October 2019 - BACK IN STOCK: Brand new 6V 20W tungsten bulbs for the Wild M20! Becoming more and more rare and we have a limited supply ... so hurry! :-) Check them here

Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?

                                                                                                                            Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

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