Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Drumnadrochit

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Become part of the "Nessie" mania at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, presenting the natural history of the area and exploring the legend of a mysterious creature that has fascinated the world for decades. Separating truth from fiction, the center uses a combination of media to show visitors what really lives in these deep waters. Find out what has actually been discovered and see the authentic equipment used to navigate and search the immense lake, which contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Boat cruises operate from various locations on the shore, giving visitors a chance to spend a day looking for the legendary monster, or simply to enjoy the surrounding scenery. Our Drumnadrochit travel itinerary planner makes visiting Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and other Drumnadrochit attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Did the loch ness experience which was interesting. At the end we were in the gift shop. There was a huge loch ness teddy that a little boy was playing with. I was at the back looking at books with... 
    Did the loch ness experience which was interesting. At the end we were in the gift shop. There was a huge loch ness teddy that a little boy was playing with. I was at the back looking at books with...  more »
  • We went to the exhibition and then on a Deepscan tour. The exhibition was informative but a bit basic. The boat tour was incredible. We went with Ali and he was good fun and jovial. He gave my two... 
    We went to the exhibition and then on a Deepscan tour. The exhibition was informative but a bit basic. The boat tour was incredible. We went with Ali and he was good fun and jovial. He gave my two...  more »
  • My husband I I took my elderly parents to this tourist attraction and all four of us were extremely disappointed. It was basically being ushered in to different dark rooms to watch a telly with poor.....  more
    My husband I I took my elderly parents to this tourist attraction and all four of us were extremely disappointed. It was basically being ushered in to different dark rooms to watch a telly with poor.....  more »
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  • Here's an experience to capture all minds. So is Nessie true or a myth? They have all the evidence to prove both ideals. It's interesting, then like all exhibitions your exit is through the shop! Few cafes about- good to walk a few minutes to the local green lots of eatery choices.
  • Quite the tourist hotspot but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Easy to book tickets on line so no waiting when we got there. Parking was provided but it was up and at the back of the building. The experience takes you through all aspects of the mystery that is Loch Ness and it's association with 'monsters'. It also briefly covers the geological aspects of the Loch. There are also some great exhibition items. All in all, very well put together.
  • Interesting exhibit from prehistoric times to recent. Plan on a hour on the area. Large gift shop attached with a few more nearby. Look behind wood fence just off parking lot...Nessie is there. Free potties off parking if building is open. Make sure to look in all near gift shops as they can carry different things.
  • The Centere is split into five rooms in which they show five different short films about Loch Ness and the Loch Ness Monster. They were interesting, and the layout was interesting. Nevertheless, it was just films with an interesting layout. There were some displays at the end. I’m glad I went, but it’s not something to do more than once. There is a nice gift shop and free toilets.
  • The exhibition is split into videos and visual effects in various different rooms, when each finishes the whole group moves on to the next room. I went on a rainy weekday and it was still fairly busy. I was somewhat uncomfortable as I was there alone and in one room went to stand towards the back out of the way only to have a couple come and stand on either side and effectively knock me out the way. This made moving from room to room with the same people uncomfortable. In general I prefer to explore things at my own pace rather than being herded through.

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