West Highland Museum, Fort William

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The collections displayed at West Highland Museum narrate the rich history of the Scottish Highlands and its people. Spread over three floors, the museum's seven galleries trace the story of this mountainous region in the western part of the country, with special focus on the influence and significance of the Jacobite political movement. Don't miss the collection's highlight, an 18th-century portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie, known as the instigator of the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745. Other notable features include regalia Queen Victoria gifted to John Brown, her trusted personal aide, as well as several displays dedicated to Highlands archaeology, wildlife, and military history. Use our Fort William driving holiday planning website to visit West Highland Museum on your trip to Fort William, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This museum seems like a labor of love run by local enthusiasts. Many of the exhibits have the name of the local resident who put it together and takes care of the exhibit. There is a slightly... 
    This museum seems like a labor of love run by local enthusiasts. Many of the exhibits have the name of the local resident who put it together and takes care of the exhibit. There is a slightly...  more »
  • Spent about 2 hours in this museum which had a range of really interesting things to look at. Definitely worth the visit! 
    Spent about 2 hours in this museum which had a range of really interesting things to look at. Definitely worth the visit!  more »
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  • The place is full of information about Scottish history. The exhibition is small but it is very good. I didn't understand why it is free as it deserves a payment which would help the museum grow and prosper. From my part, I would gladly pay.
  • A place that shows in history of West Scotland. Amazing stories and exhibits take us back in time. Fantastic and kind staff. I recommend it for the whole family

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