The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), Ardersier

(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
For those interested in Scotland's regimental past or just looking to learn more about Scottish history, The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) provides an educational, diverse experience. Partially based in Fort George's former Lieutenant Governor's house, the museum combines the intimacy of a small museum with an astounding amount of documents and relics. Start by going through the museum to learn about the Highlanders and their historical significance to Scotland. Representing three of the four famous Scottish regiments from the 1700s, the museum contains about 20,000 artifacts and 10,000 documents. Afterward, head to Fort George where you can ponder everything you have just seen while taking in the incredible view across to the Black Isle. Unfortunately, the age of the buildings gives little to no access for the disabled. To visit The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and other attractions in Inverness, use our Inverness trip builder.
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  • Is within Fort George with entry free, very large and with a collection perfectly careful with stories very entertaining
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  • One of the best museums in the Highlands and even better I imagine if you or your family have connections to the regiments that are represented in the museum. The collection contains some amazing batt...  more »
  • The old museum was creaky and just dumped stuff on the walls with little or no educational information/value. The new one is fantastic and I try to come regularly with family or classes from my school...  more »
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  • This, and the whole Fort George site itself, is a wonderful place for a family day out... Steeped in history, lovely and scenic, and yet a working Barracks too. Well worth visiting.
  • Lovely afternoon out great museum with lots of information and nice displays. Well worth a visit if you in inverness
  • Interesting museum with a lot of military stuff.