Treasures of the Earth Museum in The Highlands

Are you a fan of collecting gemstones and other geological finds? The Treasures of the Earth Museum is perfect for you! Visitors can come along and learn about a plethora of different archaeological and geological finds! From fossils to gold nuggets, there are many secrets of the Earth waiting to be discovered by you on your visit to the museum!

Why should I visit the Treasures of the Earth Museum in Fort William?

The Treasures of the Earth Museum is home to one of Europe's finest collections of crystals, gemstones and fossils! Set in an atmospheric cave system, the museum's theme focuses on the history of caverns and mining scenes with the aim of providing something for everyone to enjoy!

Visitors can learn about the largest ever gold nugget that was discovered throughout history and also experience an insight into the history of the Scottish gold rush! Or if you are a fan of our extinct dinosaur ancestors then why not go and check out some of the fossils in the museum’s collection, including petrified wood, ancient amber, a sabertooth skull, and even a dinosaur poo! It is a must to visit the cave found at the museum, in which crystals magically change colour and glow under the ultraviolet lights! Guests can also get up close and personal with some of the amethyst geodes that measure a whopping 7 feet tall and were formed over 200 million years ago deep under the earth’s surface!

  • Open every day in March until October from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Opening times in July and August are 10 am to 6 pm
  • Adult admission is £6.99 and child admission (aged 5-15) is £4.99
  • Infants under 5 visit free
  • For group booking please contact the museum via their website, telephone or email

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