Treasures of the Earth, Fort William

#2 of 7 in Museums in Lochaber
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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. With our custom trip planner, Fort William attractions like Treasures of the Earth can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Went here with 2 young kids, really interesting museum. Lots of great fossils as well as gems, etc. The gift shop is good too. Worth a visit  more »
  • I thought it was a bit expensive (no concessions?) to get in especially with my husband and he declined to go in as he also thought too expensive for two people, but I paid the fee. To be honest...  more »
  • Not nearly as big as I thought from the advertising. Lots of crystals and replica fossils but presented in an unimaginative way. Shop was good though.
  • Great wee stop along the way. One of the greatest collection of earth stones I've seen. Local mining history was particularly interesting.

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