Treasures of the Earth houses Europe’s finest private collection of crystals, gemstones and fossils. It’s a family affair, and the exhibits have been put together with a real love for the subject which is evident as you walk around and see the care and passion that has gone into the exhibits.
You’ll find this local ‘gem’ (see what we did there?) only a 5-minute drive away from Ben Nevis Holiday Park. Or if you prefer, take a 2.5 mile stroll, walking along Caol beach and taking a snap of the legendary Old Boat of Caol on the way. You’ll also pass by Kilmallie Shinty Club’s ground, Canal Parks.
There’s no need to book – so if the weather rains on your parade on a day you’d planned to do something different, this makes a great Plan B!
A mine of information
It’s fascinating for all the family, covering ancient fossils and sparkling crystal caves – dino-mad little ones will love it! There are simulations of caverns and mining scenes, an ultraviolet room and some huge amethyst geodes that will have everyone marvelling! Make sure to read all the info to get the most out of your visit and see what you can soak up about local archaeology, geology and history.
The gift shop is very popular and reasonably priced so don’t forget your pocket money.
Good to know
- Expect to while away a happy hour or so here.
- There is plenty of parking and a loo.
- Check their website for their opening times as they vary depending on the time of year.
While you’re in Corpach
If you’ve worked up an appetite (or a thirst!), Tradewinds pub restaurant is a few steps away.
There’s also a Co op if you prefer to grab and go – handy for topping up your holiday food supplies.