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“Go when there is an event on for an all day treat!”

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Ardersier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Fabulous, huge site where you can truly appreciate the government's response to the Jacobite rebellion. I wouldn't fancy storming this beast I can tell you! It's a real step back in time with all the buildings complete as they were built in the 18th century. When we went there was the event " Celebration of the Centuries" and watched re enactors recreate everything from Romans though to Napoleonic to World War Two armies. Then in another section, a whole big band with dancing for WW2! Oh, and a Spitfire thrown in for good measure,
Could have done with more loos for the number of visitors, and the cafes couldn't quite cope with the numbers, but nonetheless, very good indeed.

As for the museum, this is excellent - very much so. My jaw dropped to Hitler's dispatch box and a bit of his desk, and the Victoria crosses in the medal room. Don't miss out here, superb museum to visit, if a little too warm for summer.

Very good indeed.

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

A real step back in time with all the buildings complete as they were built in the 18th century. Visited an amazing event called " Celebration of the Centuries" and watched re enactors recreate everything from Romans to World War Two soldiers. We were treated to a very exciting fly past by a genuine WWII spitfire aircraft, followed by the soon to be replaced sea king helicopter.

Thank Hugo R
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Great place to visit, very large and will involve a reasonable walk, but well worth a visits, reasonable entry fee, just remember its still an active military base, so some areas are off limits.

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

took part in and witnessed the Historic Scotland history event---brilliant fun and well organised. Great to meet visitors from abroad enjoying their time in Scotland

Thank Ron G
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

You would have to have to have a specific interest in the military to thoroughly enjoy the displays. But because of the way information is presented (headphones and buttons rather than a guided tour) you gan go as quickly as you want. We only came however because of it's location. At the narrowest point in the Moray Firth, it's possible to see seals and dolphins. We only saw a seal but some weeks later it was in the news that a pod of killer whales came right up to the shore next to it.

Thank Tomos W
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