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West Highland Museum

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Address: Cameron Square | Fort William, Fort William PH33 6AJ, Scotland
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+44 1397 702169
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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We are a museum set in Cameron Square which is just off of the centre of...

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, warfare 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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Wonderful gem

We happened to stumble on the West Highland Museum and so glad we did. It was informative and incredibly interesting. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and rightfully proud... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We happened to stumble on the West Highland Museum and so glad we did. It was informative and incredibly interesting. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and rightfully proud to be there. Keep up the good work! (Don't miss the secret portrait!)

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Thank LollySurrey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a superb small museum. So much variety of subject matter in the different exhibitions all done well and with lots of interesting information provided to support the exhibits. The commando room and the geological video explaining the formation of this part of scotland were my highlights. No entry charge but worth a good donation.

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this review

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Staffordshire
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299 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organised and well presented little museum. Good info about Highland Scotland. Good room about Commando training in WW2. Well worth a visit. Staff lovely

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Thank you for your lovely review. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and interesting museum. It is free to go. Beautiful biulding as well. A lot of history and artefacts. Would be interesting for everyone

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Thank Ireshael
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this review

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 2 hours looking around this museum and were enchanted with it. It is well worth a visit.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid a short visit to this museum located just off the high street in Fort William. Admission was free and the museum relies on donations. There are several different rooms on a couple of levels dealing with different aspects of the history of the local area. There were also stairlifts available for those not able to manage the stairs... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free admission. Some of the best exhibits I have seen in such a small venue. The Commando exhibit was particularly interesting. A must see stop for any visitor to Fort William

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in this museum so glad we did from commando's to bonnie prince Charlie & in between so intresting must to see.

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Killed an hour or so. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Helps if you are really into local history. Mildly interesting throughout. Free admission with donations box.

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Thank GarthGraham
WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you thought our volunteers were pleasant and helpful. More 

Fort William, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from fort William and this sort of thing is on your doorstep so you tend not to. I loved it. It was so enlightening and it made me appreciate my home even more. I learned about the massacre of glencoe, the Jacobites and Bonnie prince Charlie, who wasn't very Bonnie! It was educational, interesting and free. A must for... More 

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Always good to get a visit from a local! More 

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