Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Drumnadrochit

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Become part of the "Nessie" mania at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, presenting the natural history of the area and exploring the legend of a mysterious creature that has fascinated the world for decades. Separating truth from fiction, the center uses a combination of media to show visitors what really lives in these deep waters. Find out what has actually been discovered and see the authentic equipment used to navigate and search the immense lake, which contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Boat cruises operate from various locations on the shore, giving visitors a chance to spend a day looking for the legendary monster, or simply to enjoy the surrounding scenery. Our Drumnadrochit travel itinerary planner makes visiting Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and other Drumnadrochit attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Its arranged so you book the day not a time slot which was good. Strange to get into but once there its a good experience. Videos and narrator take you through each room, from 1st sightings to the...  more »
  • There is free parking and social distancing was in place due to Covid. When I visited there were only two other people at the attraction. The experience was a sound and vision display where you...  more »
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  • This is the Research Centre for all things science on the Ness phenomenon. Yet the Exhibition, presented through a series of multi media installations was accessible to younger children whilst still appealing to adults. All the history without the gimmicks. You should definitely pair this visit with the Centre's boat trip on Deep Scan where you can see some of the scanning equipment for reading the Loch in action.
  • I found the exhibition tour pretty poor value for money due to it essentially consisting of 5 or 6 dated videos. What really annoyed me was that the conclusion of the tour lead you to believe that Nessy wasn't real and it's just a made up story. Fine for me, but we had just booked a boat for the kids to look for him an hour later at £51. The Loch boat tour on Deep Scan was very good value for money and the skipper gave a good description and was brilliant with the kids.

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