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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.
West Highland Museum reviews
This museum is situated on High Street, in the center of the city Fort William, in Scottish Highlands. The museum has three floors with 7 rooms, with artifacts about the people of this zone. The salt.... more »
We called in whilst visiting Fort William. Lots of great artefacts and history of Ben Nevis. The curator couldn’t have been more helpful, answering all our questions. In all a great visit and I would.... more »
Cute little museum that is run by local volunteers. Very informative about local Scottish history. Would definitely recommend this place to others.
What a wonderful gem in Fort William! The building has character and the exhibit rooms are well done. We especially loved the bird/St Kilda room and the one with the secret picture of the Bonnie Prince Charlie.
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