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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
Initially I had no interest at all in visiting the museum. My wife obliged me to go in. The museum was fascinating and is well worth a visit more »
Each room is a lesson on the history and geography of the area. The Jacobite Rebellion in particular is clearly treated. Close up and accessable if a little crowded. 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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