We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
+44 131 310 8701
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great place, great people

Been to loads of museums it’s not the items it’s the knowledge of the items and the helpful people... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Alexander T
via mobile
Very Interesting

Visited this whilst at Fort George. Could have spent hours here. Full of interesting artifacts... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Avebla
,
Aberdeenshire
Read all 413 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fort george” (121 reviews)
“moray firth” (23 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
CONTACT
Website
+44 131 310 8701
Write a ReviewReviews (413)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 358 reviews

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Been to loads of museums it’s not the items it’s the knowledge of the items and the helpful people that make it 👍

Thank Alexander T
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thank you so much for this very positive review and I am glad that you found our team knowledgable.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visited this whilst at Fort George. Could have spent hours here. Full of interesting artifacts and history.

Thank Avebla
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to visit the museum and we are pleased you found our collection interesting.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic exhibits which kept us both enthralled throughout our visit. A must for anyone interested in military history! I don't think I have ever seen so many Victoria Crosses! Very interesting museum

Thank Dawn S
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words and the excellent feedback. Did you manage to visit the Kirk?

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Part of my family was thrilled to find a history of our ancestors in this museum. My son belonged to the military and we had a very difficult time getting him out of the museum!

Thank bonbonbri
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Haste ye back.

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I am so happy I visited Fort George and the Highlander’s Museum in particular. An outstanding exhibit. The age and condition of the paintings and artifacts blew my mind. The history of this regiment is critically linked to the history of Scotland and of the...More

Thank Rtistik
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We are really please you enjoyed your visit. Did you manage to visit the Chapel? The Outlander clans, Mackenzie (Seaforth) and Fraser (Lovat Scouts) are part of our display.

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is on the site of Fort George and is a must for a visit to see what the Highland regiments were involved in .

2  Thank skiboy_robertson
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind comments. Did you manage to see the restr of the Jacobite/Outlander trail afterwards?

Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is inside Fort George and you must pay to enter the fort to access the museum. There are three floors with lost of displays and history of the regiments. Each display has a description which are very informative. You can spend at least 1...More

1  Thank gbmontreal
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank for taking time to send us your feedback which is very well received. There is no entrance fee to the museum but we depend on public donations to sustain the upkeep of our artefacts.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The story of the Highlanders post 1745 is great. So many famous highland regiments consigned to history. The display changes, last time it was Waterloo.

Thank jam551
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Did you manage to see the Chapel?

Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a lovely museum, situated within Fort George. It documents centuries of history for Highland regiments. Displays are seen over three floors and are very well done.

Thank Colin S
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for taking time to provide us with your excellent feedback.

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Almost every major castle and fort has a "highlanders museum" of some form, and though all tell a similar story, the different artifacts and particular histories make each one interesting. This one was no exception.

Thank DesigningWoman13
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for visiting our fine museum and taking time to send us feedback.

PreviousNext
12345636
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Ardersier Hotels
The Anderson
247 reviews
2.23 miles away
Golf View Hotel & Spa
1,269 reviews
6.78 miles away
Cromarty Arms Inn
44 reviews
6.79 miles away
Royal Hotel Cromarty
250 reviews
6.89 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Star Inn
84 reviews
1.55 miles away
Crofter's Bistro Open Again 1st March
434 reviews
1.62 miles away
Fortrose Cafe
217 reviews
2.21 miles away
Harbour Fish & Chips
167 reviews
3.84 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fort George
1,250 reviews
.01 miles away
Chanonry Point
582 reviews
1.51 miles away
Rosemarkie Beach
122 reviews
1.58 miles away
Dolphin Trips Avoch
156 reviews
3.88 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kat C
12 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
1
Vote
Marion H
2 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes
singlewithboy15
20 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from John B | Property representative |
It is 12 miles from Inverness and is house in Fort George
0
Votes
PreviousNext
12