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this is really worth a visit, even just to view the variety of beautiful gems on display, better... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ayr, United Kingdom
Completely different type of museum!

very interesting insight into gems and fossils! Lots to look at and learn about. The gift shop is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick P
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Corpach, Fort William PH33 7JL‎, Scotland
+44 1397 772283
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All reviews gift shop on display rainy day worth a visit dark room interesting place to visit great collection entry fee coach trip great wee couple of hours two floors for sale gem stones small museum private collection beautiful crystals
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is really worth a visit, even just to view the variety of beautiful gems on display, better still as you can purchase a few lovely stones.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interesting insight into gems and fossils! Lots to look at and learn about. The gift shop is full of gems and fossils to buy at a very reasonable price, something for everyone.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw treasures of the earth advertised and also marketed as museum . Very disappointed at being directed to entrance and charged £5 per person entry to see a display of rocks and crystals... have seen similar displays in rock shops and would not consider this...More

Thank Highlander197
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

What a little gem of a place to visit! Made to feel most welcome by all the staff who were courteous and engaging at all times. I was intrigued by many of the exhibits and the colours of some were spectacular. The information boards were...More

Thank Leonaj71
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

found this a strange museum, it gives the impression it is all to do about the shop. paid five pounds to a very unwelcoming uninterested youngster. no directions no route to take. they have interesting displays but it has a strange feel to it. for...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to take a walk to Corpach from Caol with my partner to see the gem stone and the fossil exhibits as an afternoon activity. My partner is a local to the area and informed me that the exhibits had not been changed in the...More

Thank Z184SBnatalied
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A small museum that has succeeded in being bigger in giving an experience that it's size suggests. There are many gems, geodes and fossils displayed here, with a mini exhibition in the museum of gems that glow in UV light. I found that there was...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We called in as we had seen it advertised as an attraction to visit whilst we were near Fort William, we thought that the attraction was free to visit having read it ‘somewhere’ so having to pay an entrance fee was a little disappointing, whilst...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on a wet Monday afternoon. The exhibits are nicely laid out, with information about the different types of rock and crystal. I liked the dark room where you could see the luminosity of some rock types. The petrified wood and large amethysts were...More

Thank Tilly105
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Absolutely loved the exhibit! It was very interesting and really appealed to my inner magpie. They have some beautiful stones, gems and fossils and the information surrounding them is interesting and insightful. I happily spent hours looking around the exhibit and possibly as much time...More

Thank MitulBhavsar
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24 October 2016|
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Response from kajaolu | Reviewed this property |
Yes 100% open Winter November – February 10am-4pm Have nice time ;-)
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24 August 2016|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
you get the bust to corpach from fort william to get here
Tony J
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Response from stephen p | Reviewed this property |
If its not a holiday then it should be open to the public.