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Creetown Gem Rock Museum :
The former quarrying centre and ferry port of Creetown in Wigtownshire is home to a very unusual museum. The Creetown Gem Rock Museum houses one of the finest privately owned collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, gemstone objets d'art and fossils in Great Britain.
Owned and run by the Stephenson family, the Museum first opened its doors in 1982. In the past few years it has become established as one of the top attractions in Dumfries and Galloway, with an average of over 30,000 visitors per year. The Museum has recently undergone a major re-development and refurbishment programme to enhance its attractions.
The Museum features a extensive range of gemstones and minerals, including a fossilised dinosaur egg and meteorites from outer space, and has a Lapidary Exhibition Workshop.
Groundbase provided a grant of £ 8,500 under its Visitor Attraction Enhancement Programme to support the installation of a new interactive computer system. Visitors can now access a range of mineral slides, a space encyclopedia and a 'magic School Bus', to enjoy learning more about minerals.
The two pictures below show the entrance to the Gem Rock Museum and the new multi-terminal interactive computer display system. To see larger images please click the mouse cursor on the image or its title. Please use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this page :-
|At the Museum Entrance||The new Interactive Display|