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

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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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  • The Highlanders' Museum is on the grounds of Fort George, a small peninsula north of Inverness. Before the Fort, there is plenty of free parking space. Admission is 8.50 pounds for adults. Thus, you can visit the Museum and all facilities in the Fort. At the entrance, we were greeted warmly by two veterans. The exhibition is spread out over several floors of the former barracks building. Countless exhibits were collected here and lovingly presented. You realize very clearly that this nation has a much constricted relationship to their military than we Germans. Conclusion: Interesting and lively designed Museum. We liked to be good.
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  • We visited this museum on the same day we visited fort George. As it inside we managed to get out of the rain. It was a very interesting visit plenty to see and good video reviews to watch 
  • Went to visit Fort George as Nation Trust members and were not disappointed. The museum shows how Fort was built and was walking round the Fort while soldiers based there were walking about. 
  • 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.
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