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

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

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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 is the largest regimental museum in Scotland, outside Edinburgh.
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Mandy C
Ivybridge26 contributions
Apr 2022
Great place to visit really interesting. The museum was amazing. The views were stunning. We had a great time. Our age ranged from 6-80 so it covered a huge age range and kept us all interested
Written 20 April 2022
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Mags B
East Kilbride, UK609 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Lots to see and read with 3 floors of artifacts and collections, films to watch and lots to read about. All free when you pay to visit Fort George.
Written 5 April 2022
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Tim M
9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Had a couple of hours to kill between flights so jumped in a cab and five minutes later there I was.
I’d suggest at least three hours to get the most out of your visit as I had to race round the museum at the end of my time there.
It’s now on the list to visit properly next time I’m in town as it was great. Very covid-safe and the staff were welcoming and engaging. Even the service personnel based on site were polite and friendly and I’m sure they’d be bored of tourists wandering around their base all day every day.
Written 14 October 2021
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Steven I
Stirling, UK1 contribution
Aug 2021
Visited on our trip to the Highlands a few weeks ago and had a fantastic day out. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. If anything, arrived a bit late to get a good look round the museum. Would definitely recommend arriving early as possible to see the entire Fort and get a good look round the museum. Staff were very friendly, if I read their name tags correctly it look like they were (or most were) volunteers. They were really helpful and kind. Even got some great information on what medals my grandfather may have got from the young lad in the shop. Best museum we were in during our trip.
Written 3 September 2021
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Steven, Thanks you for such a good review with recommendations for others to visit. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and i must add that the Volunteers are really good and worth their weight in gold. Haste ye back.
Written 21 September 2021
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Eddie1087
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK89 contributions
Jul 2021
A great place to learn about the Highlander’s history. There were some great displays and it was very informative . We learned a lot about the different campaigns the troops participated in. The staff were very welcoming and answered any questions.
Written 4 August 2021
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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about our Museum, it is greatly appreciated. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and that you found our team to be welcoming and knowledgeable. I hope you got the opportunity to explore the rest of the Fort too.
Written 16 August 2021
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chosroes
London, UK54 contributions
Jul 2021
Superb museum of all the highland regiments with absolutely stacks of wonderful items in the collection... Many VCs on display .
Interesting weapon including and Afghan Knife from the nw frontier a kilt from a soldier who fell at aubers ridge i could go on and on
Written 16 July 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum, it is greatly appreciated. It is fantastic to hear that enjoyed our Museum and the fascinating collection that we hold here. I do hope you also managed to take in the rest of the highlights at Fort George too!
Written 3 August 2021
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Will H
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Solo
Don’t make the same mistake I did in reading the bold letters on the website saying it’s free, it’s far from it. You must pay for the fort to go in and if you don’t book beforehand you too will probably be turned away by a sour woman saying it’s fully booked. It’s a long way to go to be misled.
Written 7 July 2021
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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, we very much appreciate your feedback. In light of your comments we will review the wording on our website home page and will endeavour to make it clearer. Whilst the Museum is free to enter when you are in the Fort a entrance fee must be paid to gain entrance into Fort George. I will pass on your feedback to the Historic Environment Scotland team regards your comment about their member of staff who advised you that the site was fully booked. The Fort and Museum are currently operating at reduced capacity in light of current Covid restrictions and as such have introduced booking slots for the Fort. I'm very sorry to hear that you had a wasted trip to the Fort and the Museum, if you would like to discuss further please do contact me via director@thehighlandersmuseum.com .
Written 3 August 2021
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swings
london uk175 contributions
Jun 2021
Very informative museum giving a good history of Regiments & men. Lots of detail & great to see all those medals with descriptions of why awarded & background of personnel
Written 11 June 2021
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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about our Museum, it is very much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. I hope you managed to see some of the other highlights of Fort George including the Regimental Chapel and Grand Magazine.
Written 21 June 2021
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Catherine S
Bolton, UK7,359 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Really interesting history of the various highland regiments. Lots of personal memorabilia on display.

There’s a one way system in place, restricted to four people in a room at a time, which may put pressure on visitors to hasten through at busy times. When we visited there were a number of people who couldn’t count which was frustrating. Hand sanitizer available everywhere and requests to use it if touching the interactive displays.
Written 3 June 2021
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Many thanks for taking time to review our Museum, it is greatly appreciated. Thank you also for your feedback on the Covid restrictions we have in place. At the moment and because of current social distancing guidelines we must stick to the 4 person per room rule and rely on our visitors to adhere to this rule. It is disappointing to hear that other visitors were not following this rule whilst you were visiting us. Your feedback is very much valued and helps us to improve. With this in mind we have increased the frequency of our room spot checks. I hope you managed to visit some of the other highlights of the Fort during the visit, including the Regimental Chapel and Grand Magazine.
Written 21 June 2021
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geordie c
North Ayrshire, UK23 contributions
Sep 2020
Visited the Highlanders Museum at the weekend,staff were very informative and helpful,the weather was exceptional and made our day,the view from the ramparts was breathtaking, would recommend a visit.
Written 22 September 2020
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