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

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Address: Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
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+44 131 310 8701
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Highlanders Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) is situated...

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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So much to see

An excellent opportunity to learn all about the history of the Highlanders in this museum all the way to the present day. Rooms filled with artefacts, a plethora of various... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent opportunity to learn all about the history of the Highlanders in this museum all the way to the present day. Rooms filled with artefacts, a plethora of various medals, uniforms, weapons and historic tales to enjoy. The volunteer we met was very helpful and on hand when we had any questions. It was certainly engrossing , so much... More 

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visitor experience at the museum. We pride ourselves in the display and interpretation of the Highland solier throughout the ages. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best museums in the Highlands and even better I imagine if you or your family have connections to the regiments that are represented in the museum. The collection contains some amazing battle trophies and artefacts from the many wars and conflicts were highlanders have been involved. The displays are very very impressive and provide a good few... More 

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for this wonderful review of our museum. We hope you can come back in the near future to visit the chapel in Fort George. More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old museum was creaky and just dumped stuff on the walls with little or no educational information/value. The new one is fantastic and I try to come regularly with family or classes from my school. They have an excellent shop, tour and education package for schools. Highly recommended.

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for taking time to give us this review. We are really proud of our museum and the regiments we serve. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

So informative and incredibly moving to see some of these exhibits in here. You need quite a long time to do it justice but the visit is worth it. Some of the things are gory like the false arm from 1917, but it is all history that needs to be preserved and told. Very enthusiastic and informative staff too. Brilliant... More 

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Thanks you so much for taking time to give us your feedback. We are very proud of our museum and it makes a difference when we receive positive comments like yours. Thanks More 

Hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This museum is free within the grounds of Fort George, it starts with a very good film giving an overview from where you are free to explore three floors of everything to do with the regiments that went on to make up the Highlanders. It will show you battle honours, weaponry, uniforms, layout of a formal dining table with regimental... More 

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Highlanders Museum over recent years has been refurbished and definitely for the better. You can see how hard everyone at the museum is working to make this a great attraction.

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and we hope you enjoyed your visit. More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We visited Fort George not knowing this museum was inside. What a collection. Fantastically laid out in periods, wars etc. Great stories to accompany the artefacts and especially the medals. The whole history of the regiment; brilliant. Downside was the amount of time needed to do it all justice. I love to read and look, others in my party didn't!... More 

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Thank Steve6244
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are very proud of our collection and the regiments we look after. There is only one answer, you will have to come again!! More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

See my Fort George review. Almost forced out of the door as the appeared to want to close early. The museum was the main reason for my visit to look at artefacts relating to my fathers device in the Seaforths. The jobsworth that wanted an early finish ruined the experience. Shame!

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Dear Sir, I am currently on leave jsut now and return on 25 Nov. I believe the Business Manager contacted you today and i fully endorse her offer. I will investigate this on my return and get to the bottom of it. Please acceept our sincere apologies as this is not the way the museum is directed to run under... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Inpressive collection of Highlanders history. Jacobite and all clans are excellently presented. Worth visiting while in Fort George.

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Thank evantzolos
John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. We are also responsible for the Chapel, did you manage to visit there? More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

When visiting Fort George, it is worth spending time in the Highlander's Museum. The collection had thousands of items and the information is all very informative and interesting!

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

WE are really please you managed to visit our museum and thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. More 

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