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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  • Visited this museum last week after noticing a sign for it in fort William high street. I have been to fort William a few times but never noticed it before. Very friendly and welcoming volunteers. Mus...  more »
  • This might be a small museum but don't let that fool you. This is nothing less than a treasure house of items and information relating to the history of the area and the wider Scottish context. Add in...  more »
  • Great place to spend a hour to see why the Scottish hate the English .. plenty to see and well laid out I really like the string vest made from one length of string , well you never know , friendly fo...  more »
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  • Excellent museum crammed full of historical artefacts. Staff very friendly and helpful too. Wee bit slow service at till as staff have to write down every individual item you purchase. Nice clean, tidy and well laid out exhibition though.
  • Lovely, eclectic museum with an old fashioned vibe. A random assortment of Highland memorabilia, but it works to paint a picture of the diverse features of the region. Located in a beautiful old building below Ben Nevis.
  • Lots of little things on display if you enjoy reading a lot. Free high speed wifi.
  • It's a small but well thought out museum. There's a surprising number of exhibits in it. The volunteer staff and both very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Very interesting. A lot of historic memorabilia. Free of charge pleasant staff.
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