Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre

Pop in to our new Visitor Centre on the High Street, Fort William

Our Visitor Centre is on High Street, Fort William, crammed with great rock and mineral specimens and fantastic information about the landsdcape and geology in Lochaber, with our viewing screen in the back of the centre. For children we have puzzles, fossil dig, colouring and the brilliant new isandbox! Build volcanoes, rivers, go on a safari or make the land freeze.

The boards that you can see around Lochaber are also displayed in the Centre to give you a flavour for the landscape formations you can expect to see on your travels.  You can pick up copies of our Geotrails and Rock Routes leaflets to help plan your trips and guide you through the geological features.

We keep a good stock of our own publications and quality books, maps and guides from BGS, FSC, OS, Cicerone and others. Also for sale you will find our own merchandise, Lochaber Geopark’s Ben Nevis Chocolates made by the renowned Oban Chocolate Company.

Some of our products can also be found in our online shop here.  We sell local high quality crafts and prints from Lochaber crafters in our Visitor Centre.

Opening Hours

Our Visitor Centre is staffed by our lovely, knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am -4pm

We are open most Saturday’s 10am – 4pm


To see our reviews, or make a review about your visit, you can go to our trip advisor page, Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre Trip Advisor. Alternatively, we have a visitors book in the centre with people signing it from all over the world. Here are a few highlights:









If you’d like to join our wonderful team of volunteers in the Visitor Centre, click here to find out more.