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West Highland Museum

Cameron Square | Fort William, Fort William PH33 6AJ, Scotland
+44 1397 702169
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An excellent museum for learning about the Highlanders and Bonnie Prince Charlie and the 'Risings.

Four of us visited the museum and spent over an hour just learning much of the local history. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
vrb67
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San Antonio, Texas
Very interesting

Loved this free little museum mostly about the commandos during the war. Never knew the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angie C
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We are a museum set in Cameron Square which is just off of the centre of Fort William High Street. We have eight rooms packed with fascinating objects, from treasure from a shipwrecked Spanish Armada galleon to the bagpipes played at Bannockburn in 1314. Whether its archaeology, natural history, Commando training and weaponry, Highland crofting life, costumes and charms, Victorian times, silver, coins and medals, or even the history of mountain rescue, it can all be found at the West Highland Museum.
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Cameron Square | Fort William, Fort William PH33 6AJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Four of us visited the museum and spent over an hour just learning much of the local history. The staff were very friendly and informative.

Thank vrb67
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this free little museum mostly about the commandos during the war. Never knew the significance of the string vest before but I do now

Thank Angie C
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed The Commando Exhibition, a lot of our visitors do.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Museum contains a lot of local and Highland history. Also room dedicated to the Royal Marine Commandos. Staffed by volunteers and admission is free.

Thank dycer128
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent just over the hour in here could have stayed longer if i didn't have a teenager with me, enjoyed the film on commando training, some interesting artifacts on display. Enjoyed reading about the Jacobite rebellion. Friendly staff and free to enter with donations welcomed.

Thank claresargent3
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Hopefully you shall get to stay longer next time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This small local history museum is a hidden gem. Many local objects are on display, from fossils to stuffed animals, to artifacts of many ages. There are good exhibits about the Commando training center in WW II, Queen Victoria, the Jacobites, Ben Nevis, and fascinating...More

Thank travgal0766
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and especially for mentioning donations and our wonderful volunteers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent nearly two hours here on a Sunday afternoon.Lots of interesting items on display and friendly and informative staff.

Thank marandellas
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review

Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays here are very varied. They include an excellent presentation in film and memorabilia of the wartime training of Commandoes at Achnacarry, detailed accounts of the clan uprisings against the British government and of the Jacobite rebellion. Other displays relate to Queen Victoria and...More

Thank drifter2016
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an hour in this interesting little museum and could have been there longer but it was closing time (5pm). The volunteer staff are very welcoming and gave us a map and a leaflet showing some items that are connected to the Outlander TV...More

Thank kameko
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and especially for mentioning our wonderful volunteers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best museums ever. Extremely informative and well laid out including a very moving film of the Green Berets. This museum has a broad mix of local and national archives and is delightfully laid out in an old converted building that has retained...More

1  Thank Brenda G
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a fantastic review! Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lot bigger on the inside than it looks. The volunteer staff are friendly and are on hand to help with a map and any further information needed. The museum is well laid out and explores the history of the area. I especially enjoyed...More

1  Thank Thenormsk
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review.

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cottjan
30 October 2015|
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Response from WHMuseum | Property representative |
We are not open on Sunday, Sorry.
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