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

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

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)
4.5
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
About
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 military museum in Scotland, outside Edinburgh.
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1-2 hours
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Leonie H
Perth, Western Australia, Australia68 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Fantastic way to experience some Scottish history. Great grounds. Everyone will enjoy the journey and the kids have a lot of area to run around it. Price is reasonable.
Written 21 October 2023
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Sally F
4 contributions
Jun 2023
Really lovely place and still a working fort. The museum was really interesting too. Well worth visiting if you like history and enjoy amazing views.
Written 18 June 2023
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Paul
7 contributions
May 2023
Really well thought out exhibition. Military buffs could spend days without being bored, but there is something for everybody.l
Written 8 May 2023
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carol mccandless
2 contributions
Mar 2023
Arrived early Tuesday afternoon with a large group of interested and excited visitors from all over the country only to be met with closed doors and absolutely no information as to why it was closed. There were other tourists there too. Very unhappy, disappointed and disgruntled visitors. Very poor show.
Written 31 March 2023
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Hi! I am so sorry you did not get chance to visit The Highlanders' Museum. I am assuming from your review date that it was Tuesday 28th March 2023 that you tried to visit. This is the only day that we were closed, this was because the Site operator - Historic Environment Scotland (HES) were unable to open as they had staff sickness. The Highlanders' Museum is an independent museum situated within the Fort, and unfortunately if the fort is closed we have to close too. We (the museum) did put out information on our social media channels the minute we were advised that the site would be closed. I will pass your comments & review on to HES, as it is more appropriate to them than the Museum. Thank you for taking the time to review. If you wish to follow this up, please email me on info@thehighlandersmuseum.com
Written 19 April 2023
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FionaRB
Edinburgh, UK157 contributions
Feb 2023
Lovely knowledgable staff with a lot of history and information available to see. Amazing how so many families have donated to the facility.
Written 14 February 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum, and we are so pleased you found our staff lovely and knowledgeable about the wealth of history we showcase. Hope you will be able to visit us again soon
Written 19 April 2023
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Kelly Cathcart
Valparaiso, IN1,230 contributions
Jan 2023
When we visited the fort we stopped into this building. It houses a very interesting history of the Highlanders that were in the British Army. The personal nature of many items on display gives a humanity to war.
Written 28 January 2023
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Thank you for taking time to review the Highlanders' Museum. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon.
Written 19 April 2023
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14 contributions
Apr 2022
really cool went as a class with friends really intresting place loved the history and medals the trip was a bit weird and vid in museum took for ever tgo load
Written 16 November 2022
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Hi Rosiep823, Thank you for your review, we are in the process of updating our interactive displays and videos, so they should be more responsive in the future.
Written 19 April 2023
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,393 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This museum is in Fort George and is great. It has lots of things from the war like medals and hats wore by people who got shot. Its free to enter, but don't don't fooled, you have to enter fort George first!
Written 27 August 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum.
Written 19 April 2023
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Mandy C
Ivybridge29 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, UK794 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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