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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  • spent an interesting hour and a half in this museum which had a variety of interesting displays admission was free. Only duwnside was a lack of seating so with a wonky knee unable to stay longer 
    spent an interesting hour and a half in this museum which had a variety of interesting displays admission was free. Only duwnside was a lack of seating so with a wonky knee unable to stay longer  more »
  • There are some really interesting displays in this museum. We learnt a lot about the history of Commando training in the area (which we had never heard about before) and fascinating Scottish history....  more
    There are some really interesting displays in this museum. We learnt a lot about the history of Commando training in the area (which we had never heard about before) and fascinating Scottish history....  more »
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  • A very worthwhile visit, we spent about an hour here but you could easily spend longer it's very interesting. The volunteers are also really friendly helpful and with no admission fee what's not to love. Though we did give a donation.
  • Brilliant museum. Amazing collection of artefacts, with especially rare and fascinating Jacobite memorabilia. Loved the room plan and installations. Staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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