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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  • So informative and incredibly moving to see some of these exhibits in here. You need quite a long time to do it justice but the visit is worth it. Some of the things are gory like the false arm from 1...  more »
  • This museum is free within the grounds of Fort George, it starts with a very good film giving an overview from where you are free to explore three floors of everything to do with the regiments that we...  more »
  • The Highlanders Museum over recent years has been refurbished and definitely for the better. You can see how hard everyone at the museum is working to make this a great attraction. 
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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.