Treasures of the Earth, Corpach

3.7
#8 of 43 in Museums in Scottish Highlands
Marvel at one of Europe's finest private collections of crystals, gemstones, and fossils at Treasures of the Earth. An array of natural wonders can be found in these recreated caves, caverns, and mines, such as geodes over 2 m (7 ft) tall, fossilized insects trapped in amber, and the prehistoric remains of ancient monsters. You can learn more about these treasures via the informational displays dotted throughout, which also tell the story of the largest gold nugget ever discovered and Scotland's very own gold rush. Complete your visit with a trip to the on-site souvenir store, home to a dazzling array of sparkly gifts. To visit Treasures of the Earth on your trip to Fort William, use our Fort William vacation generator.
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3.8
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  • August 18, 2017
    Fort William is a little disappointing, although the Nevis range is stunning. We spent an hour at this museum which was both interesting and educational. Lots of nice exhibits with a good gift shop. W...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is like a Tardis, an unassuming cream painted building but inside, caverns of beautifully lit gemstones and fossils.m A fascinating visit, but the welcome could be a little warmer at reception. T...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Very reasonable entrance charge of £5 per adult. The gems, rocks, crystals, fossils are nicely lit and displayed. the shoppie offers a variety of way with you at a range of prices. Good stop to break ...  more »
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  • Great museum if you're into geology, rocks and minerals. Small but a fab selection of stones in an unusual location. Really good gift shop after the museum with some unusual specimens. If you're not into geology, then the £5 entrance fee will probably put you off.
  • A must see in the area, highly recommended. If you like gems, the gift shop in place will stop you for a good while, plenty of items to choose from.
  • Not exactly what we expected. Our kids were disappointed with what they've seen.
  • Great if you're a lover of fossils and precious stones. Entrance is only £5 per person, less for children. And there is a great gift shop at the end.
  • Cool place for science fans. Great for families with kids and school groups

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Where to stay in Fort William

A B&B along the high street provides access to pubs and cultural life. However, luxury hotels set among idyllic countryside are outside the city center. Consider a stay inside a refurbished historical building at one of the handful of guesthouses. less expensive lodging is also available in scenic areas within walking distance of the high street, or main street.
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