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Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Chain Road, Creetown DG8 7HJ, Scotland
+44 1671 820357
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Surprisingly good & brilliant coffee & milkshakes

Was slightly concerned that we might not enjoy it so much (geology wasn’t a favourite subject at... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
robertgarvie
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Scotland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth a visit

A fascinating collection with friendly, engaging and knowledgeable staff. Children aged 9 to 14 all... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Elvis88runner
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Chain Road, Creetown DG8 7HJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Was slightly concerned that we might not enjoy it so much (geology wasn’t a favourite subject at school for me) - hadn’t read any reviews so was pleasantly surprised to find a well run, well presented & very interesting family established ‘gem’. I’d recommend a...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A fascinating collection with friendly, engaging and knowledgeable staff. Children aged 9 to 14 all enjoyed it. Good cafe with decent coffee too. "Best gift shop ever!" says our daughter.

Thank Elvis88runner
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We were on holiday and the weather was very bad, we decided to visit the gem museum and were very surprised at how good it was. Our two sons aged 12 and 8 , grandma, and two adults got in for less than £20. The...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great little museum to visit, owner and staff very welcoming and friendly lots of interesting and beautiful displays. The lemon drizzle and the hot chocolate in the tearoom was delicious. It was worth the scary drive down a one car track on the back roads...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Have passed this place for twenty years! Reasonable entry price, very knowledgeable staff and amazing exhibits. We took our young daughter but there are plenty of quiz games. Well laid out with an excellent shop and cafe. There is also a functioning workshop and I...More

1  Thank Hill_family_uk
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The gem stone museum just outside Newton Stewart is well worth a visit. Gem stones from around the world as well as U.K. A enjoyable video for some background info, sitting in old leather chestafied chairs, followed by a walk around the rooms and well...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here on a rainy Sunday and were very glad we did. We found the displays beautiful and there was plenty to keep us occupied for an hour. The owner was very helpful and took the time to show us the film in...More

1  Thank Pittstop99
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

An 'oldy worldly' museum with some incredibly passionate and knowledge staff. The gems themselves are impressive and the 'cave' display is fun but thought it would really benefit from some more displays on the geological explanation behind how these are made. The explanations are there...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

What a remarkable, fantastic, interesting venue. A day out for all the family. There is a film showing the family and how their business started. A wonderful tea room serving gorgeous food and beverages. Brilliant staff helping in any way possible Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Jane R
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We were so glad we visited, the collection was absolutely beautiful. We spent hours carefully looking at all the rocks and gems. The staff were very friendly, they seemed to take time to entertain the children by giving them clipboards with quizzes to do and...More

1  Thank Ellé G
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lizdeoli
15 July 2017|
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Response from LancashireEllie | Reviewed this property |
Dogs not allowed inside no. But you are free to go in and out to check on them and the we had some lunch and sat outside with our dog.
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Alyson D
13 April 2015|
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Response from Tim S | Property representative |
Hi Admissions 2015 Adults £5.00 Concessions are £4.50 Child £3.00 ( 5-15) Family Ticket is £13.50 (2 adults + 3 children) Tickets are valid for 2 weeks.
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