A GALLOWAY museum that attracts tourists from across the globe has been put up for sale.
The Creetown Gem Rock Museum near Newton Stewart has been put on the market as its current owners Tim and Carolyn Stephenson are planning to retire.
They turned what was a hobby and passion into a thriving business, which has been described as an ‘outstanding collection of minerals, crystals, fossils and gemstones with many rare examples from not just the UK but around the world.’
The award-winning museum’s premises has an office, exhibiting halls, an exhibition workshop, professor’s study, crystal cave, and a 70-cover tearoom. It also has a four-bedroom home and an impressive collection which will be included in the sale price.
The property is being marketed by Smith and Clough Business Associates, who said: “Without doubt, it is one of the most unique private tourist attractions in Dumfries and Galloway and having built up a reputation not just in Scotland but all over the world, visitors flock to the museum throughout the year.
“It has an unrivalled collection of gems, fossils and crystals from across the globe with the majority of pieces picked up from the family’s travels over the years.
“A collection of this size and nature is very rare in the UK and has taken many years of time and dedication to gather.”