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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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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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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Interesting museum.

My husband is an Air Force Colonel (retired) so of course he loved Fort George. Very informative! Would recommend.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Roanoke,in
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband is an Air Force Colonel (retired) so of course he loved Fort George. Very informative! Would recommend.

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Diss
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a free museum (donations welcome) but you’ll first need to pay the entry fee into Fort George. The museum is spread over three floors and is crammed full of militaria of the famous and fearsome Highlander regiment. It’s an impressive collection of weapons, uniforms, equipment and stories even for someone without too much interest in that sort of... More 

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Kirstin M, Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Museum. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Fort George. We are very fortunate to be housed within such a magnificent and historical monument. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gem of a museum tucked away inside fort George. Very interesting lots to see and even though there was plenty people about it never felt over busy really enjoyed our visit 😊😊

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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 visiting our fine museum and for taking time to make these excellent comments. More 

Bonnie Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well myself and my family were met at the entrance by a really nice gentleman who advised us the best way to master getting our way round this beautiful museum. The history of some fine Scottish regiments and their battles and what they went through from generation to generation. These are men of steel in my eyes makes you proud... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our museum and glad to hear that you were pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We also look after the chapel in Fort George where you will find peace an tranquility, it is worth a visit if you manage back again. More 

Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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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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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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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 

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