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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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West Highland Museum

We came across this museum when wandering around Fort William and was very impressed. There is a interesting display about the Royal Marines including many exhibits and a film to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this museum when wandering around Fort William and was very impressed. There is a interesting display about the Royal Marines including many exhibits and a film to watch. As you go round the house you can learn about Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Jacobite's, local history and there is even a display on the Spanish Armada. The museum... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for mentioning donations! More 

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Our B&B host recommended this museum and it was easy to find. The enthusiasm of the volunteers got me really excited to discover all the rooms and take in the information the museum had to offer. The museum is free of charge but donations are welcome. I'd really recommend people visiting this museum even if they are not staying in... More 

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

Thanks for the great team. I am glad you appreciated our great team of volunteers. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A great way to spend an hour; there are some fascinating artefacts in the museum, spanning a range of history.

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

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

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

There was so much to see in this museum, larger than you think, covers a range of local subjects.....................

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

Thank you for your review. Glad you found the museum interesting. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Although I live in Glencoe it took me a few years before I visited the Museum, but when I did visit I wish I had visited sooner. My Son is studying History at St.Andrews University, so we paid a visit to the museum. I found the Staff to be helpful if you asked them a question. Lots of interesting things... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciated our great team of volunteers! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Another search for shelter from Hurricane Barbara. Very Interesting Museum. Staff were friendly and helpful. The museum is a ground and first floor. there is a stair lift to a messenine floor. A floor plan is given on arrival and somewhere to hang your coat. Comprehensive exhibition on the Commandos with a short film to be watched. Very interesting collection... More 

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Thank you for the great review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to pop in on a rainy day whilst in Fort William. The volunteers were very helpful, gave me the layout of the building and enquires if there was anything in particular I wished to see. The exhibits are very interesting, the stairs in the building would not make it easy for the elderly or infirm but was fine for... More 

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

Thank you for your review and especially for mentioning donations which we rely on to run the museum. We will have a think about more gifts for travellers with luggage restrictions. More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Extremely helpful and friendly staff welcomed us. Wonderful museum for all ages and I can't believe it was free. We were more than happy to donate to this wonderful place. Spent a good hour looking round and all the family really enjoyed our visit. Highly recommend this museum to all.

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

Thank you for your lovely review and I am so glad you appreciated our wonderful team of volunteers. Thank you for mentioning donations, much appreciated! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

A little gem of a museum. Visited here for the first time, found it interesting, especially the commando exhibition. There is quite a bit to see and read. Take time out from shopping and visit this museum, its free but a donation at the end of the visit, is appreciated. Disabled acces is good. The staff are helpful.

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

Padiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A really interesting place packed with lots of artefacts linked to the locality. I really liked the history behind the metal coffin protector - something new for me - and the hidden painting of the king. The curators were really friendly and welcoming. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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