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When you get tired of hiking the Ben or drinking whisky, Fort William is also home to the West Highland Museum. The museum, located just off the High Street in Cameron Square, has a fine collection of items illustrating several periods of the West Highland's history. It is especially well-known for its Jacobite collections, highlighting the Jacobite uprising of 1745. It also is home to the personal collections of Alexander Carmichael, a well-known Highlander. Other museum highlights include its collection of antique weapons and its research library.
The museum was founded in 1922 by local people who wanted to create a museum specifically for the West Highlands. Over time collections were donated to the cause and today the West Highland Museum is the only one of it's kind.
The Museum is open Monday through Saturday March to December. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. Translation services are available for non-English speaking visitors.