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West Highland Museum

Cameron Square | Fort William, Fort William PH33 6AJ, Scotland
+44 1397 702169
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Discover a nationally important collection telling the turbulent history of these West Highlands... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Ronald D
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Great Little Museum

Free entry although they do ask that you make a donation. Very helpful and friendly staff. Lots... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
geodor7
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 April 30, 2018

Discover a nationally important collection telling the turbulent history of these West Highlands. Imagine stepping out into the '45 rebellion with all of the collection of Jacobite weapons. See Bonnie Prince Charlies' embroidered waistcoat, and the bagpipes played at Bannockburn in 1314. Entry is FREE...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review!

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Free entry although they do ask that you make a donation. Very helpful and friendly staff. Lots of interesting exhibits for such a small museum. Great information and a film on the Commando training in the area during WW2. The Jacobites are featured too and...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

very interesting and free to enter. there is a great wee shop too and the staff are great, very helpful.

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you appreciated our great team of volunteers

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Every reasonable sized town should have its own museum and fortunately Fort William has. Though not the largest museum its 6 rooms each hold interesting exhibits and cover a wide range of interests: The Commandos and how they trained in the area during World War...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I am not sure of the opening times so please check before going. It tell you the history of the army training in the second world war & many local historic points. You will need to spend an hour plus to do the museum justice

Thank Mark W
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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Spent an interesting hour and a half or so in this little museum. The volunteers are so friendly and welcoming. The room dedicated to the commandos taught both my partner and myself a great deal. Lots of other interesting exhibits too. In we where in...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and especially for mentioning our wonderful volunteers. I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

There are so many exhibits in this small museum it's well worth a visit. There is a room dedicated to the commandos who trained in the area before they were shipped out. John my partner saw a knife his father had as he was a...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your review and especially for mentioning the donation boxes. Our Commando Exhibition is of great interest to a lot of our visitors.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Please stop and visit this wonderful little museum run by volunteers. It has many fantastic items of Jacobite interest as well as special rooms to commemorate the Green Beret Commandos in WW2 and even local wildlife and geology of the mountains. It was a highlight...More

Thank Louise1512
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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted we were the highlight of your trip!

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

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. Museum is set out in numbered rooms that you follow...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! I am going to share it on our Facebook page. Look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

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 friendly, weloming volunteer staff & an excellent...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and especially for mentioning donations!

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cottjan
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