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The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)

Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
+44 131 310 8701
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Interesting Collection

This is an interesting musuem in Fort George. As an Indian, I was particularly keen on the Highland... read more

Reviewed yesterday
swetamani
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Part of Fort George

This is a small museum showcasing the Highlander's military regiment through the ages, covering up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The Highlanders Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) is situated within the the stunning grounds of Fort George, Nr Inverness, overlooking the Moray Firth. In the summer months the local dolphin school can be seen from the ramparts. The Museum covers three floors of Fort George's former Lieutenant Governors' House. The museum has roughly 20,000 artifacts and an estimated 10,000 documents and photographs. The museum is the largest regimental museum in Scotland, outside Edinburgh.
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Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an interesting musuem in Fort George. As an Indian, I was particularly keen on the Highland Regiments roles in India - in the Sepoy Mutiny (ironical cos the Scottish had their own 'uprising' quelled just a century earlier; In the Anglo Maratha wars...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a small museum showcasing the Highlander's military regiment through the ages, covering up to modern times. They have some nice historical artifacts - uniforms, swords, guns, etc. They even had a kilt on display that was worn in WWI that still had mud...More

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. Did you manage to visit the Garrision Kirk when you were at Fort George.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit with the family or by yourself. Very informative and as it’s still a functioning Fort there are plenty of service men about to talk to and thank for their service.

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very proud of our heritage and the men who served. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, very informative and beautiful views from the walls! We even got to watch the dolphins play!

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with our three sons and thoroughly enjoyed the various displays of medals, uniforms, and memorabilia from war and the regiments. We loved spotting the many Victoria Crosses and enjoyed the room that was laid out as an officers' dining room. Gently helpful...More

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. did you manage to see the Garrison Kirk?

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the QR Codes and free Wifi around the museum. Staff were really friendly and the displays were really interesting - esp for our Military History obsessed son! Don't miss it.

Thank Julia R
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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted you were able to take advantage of our QR Codes and Free WiFi. We are very proud of our museum, and the people who made the history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum shop bad everything my busband wanted fro a glengarry to a tie. The muzem is well worth a visit giving an insight into the history of the regiment.

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and that you took away some good memories.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum houses 3 floors in a building within Fort George. Entrance is free with paid admission to the Fort. There is a lot of information on the military history of the clans over the last 250 years, including uniforms, relics, medals, and more. It’s...More

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this, did you manage to visit the chapel?

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is included in price of fort George admission. It might be small but it's extremely well researched. It covers all the highlands regiment's histories dating back several centuries. You could honestly spend 2 hours in here alone.

Thank Levi N
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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to visit our museum and taking the time to leave a review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a lot to see in the small building. I wish it was not raining while we were there. Very friendly and fun

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank for visiting our fine museum and for taking time to give us a review.

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Kat C
13 January 2018|
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Response from Sockknitter5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kat, yes it is. It's well worth the visit and the entrance price. Better still buy a pass.
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Marion H
2 July 2017|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
You can use mobility scooters to get around Fort George and on the ground flour of the museum. We have a chairlift that goes to the first floor but not to the top floor because of the restriction on the Historic Building... More
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singlewithboy15
20 December 2016|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
It is 12 miles from Inverness and is house in Fort George
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