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

4.7
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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. Put The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Inverness tour planner.
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  • Visited the Highlanders Museum at the weekend,staff were very informative and helpful,the weather was exceptional and made our day,the view from the ramparts was breathtaking, would recommend a...  more »
  • This fort has just reopened due to COV-ID 19. We booked online. The staff were very helpful. It was good to visit here after just visiting Culloden as it helps in the decisions why the fort was...  more »
  • As a person who has a massive interest in military history, this place was everything I could ask for. Been a while since I went but felt i should write a review. Anybody in the area should...  more »
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  • Mobility Friendly and lots of room for kids to run (on lower level). I called ahead and they brought a motorized scooter out to the parking lot for my mother. The staff was incredibly helpful and accomodating. The history of this fort is long so plan on spending hours, or the day there. There is a cafe and also a restaurant. Its a beautiful drive out of the city and not as crowded as most attractions we visited.
  • It's an intact fortress with plenty to see, a nice museum and friendly helpful staff .😊
  • This is an incredible place to visit and is right on our door step. Filled with beautiful artifacts, paintings, photos, uniforms and weaponry, the museum guides the visitor through the history of our Highland regiments and takes you up to more modern campaigns. A must for all! It is child friendly and provides plenty of fun and interactive resources for big and small. Officially on my top 10 to visit whether you live here or are visiting
  • The Highlanders Museum is an amazing place to visit, the medal displays alone are testimony to the bravery of Highland soldiers through the ages. You will need around two hours to have a good look round the museum. I have visited several times over the years and a combination of visiting the museum and then exploring Fort George is a must. Walking around the massive walls of Fort George sometimes results in the spotting of Dolphins, Seals and Orcas in the Firth.
  • The museum is just part of a bigger whole, even though it is the main attraction here. This site is a bit off the beaten tourist track, so it seems to get far fewer visitors. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you're a visitor. Walk around the battlements for superb views of the area. And spend a quid on the talking telescope. You have to do it to find out why!!

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