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Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
+44 1456 450573
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This is a 5 star visitor attraction and retail complex. Loch Ness is already the most famous lake in the world but our aim is to make it better understood. This is achieved through a fully audio visually guided 35 minute tour. The presentation is theatrical in style and integrates the real tools and archive footage from four decades of research. As part of our educational remit, under 6s go free. The facts are objectively explained and whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, we place it in the context of the loch's very unusual properties. Thus we are endorsed by Scottish Natural Heritage as "A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness". We offer a huge range of retail onsite and boat cruises on Loch Ness in the summer months. There is also a large cafe and restaurant attached to the site.
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  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
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+44 1456 450573
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying this is an amazing exhibition. It is really high quality and extremely informative. HOWEVER - my childhood fantasies were completely ruined! It is more an exhibit about how Nessie cannot exist rather than trying to convince people (which is good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative exhibition but very little for children to do. It is dark and cold in winter. Nothing else open in area during cold season. Not worth the journey in the winterMore

Thank Brian_W_Reid
LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Brian for taking the time to come to Trip Advisor and leave us a review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the exhibition and found it to be very informative. I'm not sure if you had children with you, young ones under six are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove by this place and decided to drop in for a looksie. It was £15 for two adults and it was nothing more than a series of videos. The first two seemed pretty historical, but after that it was dedicated to sightings of the Loch...More

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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks MrBrazil85 for taking the time to come to Tripadvisor and leave us a review. Did you manage to see all the original equipment we have at the centre as well as the audio visual presentations? We have the worlds smallest submarine, the worlds...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had higher expectations for this place, especially after reading about how it's a "five-star attraction". You follow a path that goes to 5-6 different room, each with their own video on an element of the Loch Ness legend. Then you end up in a...More

Thank swisty
LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Swisty for taking the come and leave us a review. I'm delighted that you found the exhibition interesting. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the original equipment used by the Loch Ness project such as the worlds smallest submarine, camera equipment, sonar equipments,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We where staying nearby and drove past this place on the way back to the lodge. Popped in and was pleasantly surprised. This is basically a walk through with videos explaining all the activity taken place on the loch over the years. Some of the...More

Thank Martin R
LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks Martin R for taking the time to come to Trip Advisor and leave us a review. I am delighted that you were able to pop in for a visit and were pleasantly surprised. It's great that your visit has prompted you to find...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place is over priced but it is actually not too bad .The videos were interesting enough but it was all about disproving the legend of the monster. Personally I like the mythology of the monster but I brought my own nessie for photos ....More

Thank Catherine R
LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Catherine R for taking the time to come to Trip Advisor and leave us a review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and found it interesting. As the base for the Loch Ness Project, we have to be truthful about the research and...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this exhibition and it was explained there is more water in the Ness then all the water in England and Wales put together, we where told about the various myths and the truths a very enjoyable day out

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LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Bazzer441 for taking the time to come to Trip Advisor and leave us a review, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the exhibition and had a very enjoyable day out.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Sceptic at first, but the offered information is well worth the visit. Gives perfect background on Loch Ness and all activities taken place, to find Nessie.

Thank Peter H
LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks Peter H for taking the time to come to Trip Advisor and leave us a review. I am pleased that you thought we were well worth a visit and gave you perfect background information on Loch Ness.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife called into the centre after our tour of Loch Ness. The entrance price was reasonable and although the tour wasn’t guided it was well presented, informative and easy to follow. The information was very informative and it’s well worth s visit...More

Thank billyWigan
LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks BillyWigan for taking the time to come and leave us such a lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the exhibition and found it to be well presented, informative, easy to follow and reasonably priced. Thank you for your personal recommendation which is...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Interesting exhibition, interactive. Shop, parking and cafe. Can book tickets for cruise on loch Ness.

Thank chimera600
LochNessCentre, Manager at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much! It's great that your children loved the visit and you were able to enjoy a cruise and go to the cafe and shops as well as the exhibition

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29Jetsetter
15 July 2017|
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Response from LochNessCentre | Property representative |
Hi the price is £14 for adults, students and seniors and £10 for children aged 2-15 years. The cruise takes one hour and this includes transportation down to our harbour a few minutes away in our private minibus. To book... More
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ramblinggirl67
9 July 2017|
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Response from jabnolla | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The gift shop is in a different building on the left side. The exhibit exits towards that other building.
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Charley H
17 July 2016|
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Response from joanne12369 | Reviewed this property |
castle is fantastic 2/3 hrs is needed for a good look around xx exhibition about 1hr xx i didnt do boat trip xxx
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