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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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  • Whilst Fort William has limited interest for us, we did enjoy our visit to the museum, with a very friendly welcome and very well presented exhibits and content on numerous themes. For a locally... 
    Whilst Fort William has limited interest for us, we did enjoy our visit to the museum, with a very friendly welcome and very well presented exhibits and content on numerous themes. For a locally...  more »
  • Nice greeting from staff, commando information very interesting . Lovely museum worth a visit. No entrance fee but gave optional donation as well deserved. 
    Nice greeting from staff, commando information very interesting . Lovely museum worth a visit. No entrance fee but gave optional donation as well deserved.  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful museum I’ve ever been. It gives a clear overview of the history of the highlands - focusing on the rise of the Jacobites and a room dedicated to the green Barrett’s and their role in WW2. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has only just a small interest in history.
  • Lovely little free museum, a bit cramped inside but full of interesting artefacts. Favourite room was the commando room, with a great short film about them training and some freaky interesting objects. Friendly staff, would recommend.

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