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West Highland Museum

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One of very few museums in Fort William

Excellent small private museum right in the center of the city, on the pedestrian street. It is... read more

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agusticassa
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Girona, Spain
A nugget of a Museum

Do drop in to visit this museum to get local history, an understanding of the Jacobites, British... read more

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GFP32999
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Sacramento, California
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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...more
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Cameron Square | Fort William, Fort William PH33 6AJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Excellent small private museum right in the center of the city, on the pedestrian street. It is free and has 8 rooms on 3 levels. A good way to spend 45 minutes in Fort William.

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Reviewed yesterday

Do drop in to visit this museum to get local history, an understanding of the Jacobites, British royalty, geology and much more. Allow for 1.5 hours because while small, it is jammed packed with information. Make sure you see the secret painting! The museum is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a museum in a large house, space is utilised efficiently and effectively. Each room housing a different aspect of the life of Fort William. A great deal is packed into a relatively small space. The items on display are great, there is a...More

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Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do get very busy at certain times particular during summer or on rainy days. Our volunteers do explain to visitors the best route around the Museum when they arrive and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This stylish Georgian townhouse in Cameron Square, in the pedestrian centre of Fort William, houses a compact museum on more than one floor, and is dependent on donations, being otherwise free. Visitors are enthusiastically and proactively met at the door with information and guidance. The...More

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Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and your kind comments about the Museum. As you say we do have a wide variety of collections at the Museum. As well as our popular military orientated exhibitions such as the Commando exhibition and our military medal collection, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here one afternoon very interesting place with lots of history of the local area,and a lot about bonnie prince Charles and the jacobites Very enjoyable

Thank Ishbel S
Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and seemed to find our famous Jacobite collection particularly engaging.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is certainly a gem hidden away. No doubt it is as good as museums get. It has a lot on display that relates to the average person of the day. It is really a must. It has very friendly volunteer staff. The displays are...More

Thank Chris K
Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might be surprised just what and how much is in there. For the visitor who is feeling a bit underwhelmed by Fort William's High Street take a break from the line of charity shops, tat merchants and humdrum eateries and dip into the authentic...More

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Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped in with a group of friends as we were in the area and found this museum to be fantastic, Interesting exhibits, knowledgeable staff and a decent gift shop. Make sure to see the highland dress items given by Queen Victoria to John Brown.

Thank Craig W
Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots to see take your time free but they ask for a donation as you go round well set out children shall like it as well

Thank george w
Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely welcome from the man on the door. We unfortunately had to return to the car before having a full look around the museum. Highly recommend anyone visiting Fort William good here for a few hours to appreciate the rich history of the Highlands. Will...More

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Colleen140, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and yes please come back again to finish the visit. I am glad you appreciated our great volunteers!

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karliemyles
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Yes we are happy for dogs to visit.
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cottjan
October 30, 2015|
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Response from WHMuseum | Property representative |
We are not open on Sunday, Sorry.
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