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“The newly renovated regimental museum, opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh earlier this year, is well worth a visit.”

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Ardersier
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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.
Forres, United Kingdom
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“The newly renovated regimental museum, opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh earlier this year, is well worth a visit.”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The Regimental Museum covers the collections of the regiments which make up the Royal Regiment of Scotland, from the 79th, and the Seaforths, onwards in time. The staff, both paid, and volunteers, you will find both knowledgeable and very helpful. There is a fascinating range of objects on display from all the various campaigns the participating regiments have been involved in.
Fort George itself is massive - Edinburgh Castle could fit in its parade ground - and it would take several hours to see everything to which the public have access.
Access to the Museum is free, although donations are welcome. Access to Fort George is by payment at the visitor Centre for non-members of Historic Scotland.

Visited October 2013
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“You Need More than an Hour”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I visited the fort after a Culloden visit too. Winding through a quaint village, the fort is expansive and comprises of many parts. What impressed me was the glimpses you get of current army life too - as it is a working barracks - there is not public access to everything. The cafe food was excellent (I have found most chafes connected with Historic Scotland to be goog - but I didn't find this as over priced as some. I was greatly moved by The Highlanders' Museum...well presented. The walk around the walls provides great views - I didn't see dolphins, but I believe they are local residents.

Visited September 2013
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San Jose, CA
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“Excellent insight into the Highlands”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Wonderful museum with lots of activities for kids and you can't beat the price if you're on a budget. Multiple floors with loads of hands on pieces spanning the various ages of the highlands dating back to before the Romans. Presentation of artifacts was well done with extensive information and multimedia presentations. Lovely cafe to make an afternoon of it. Highly recommended for families and tourists.

Visited September 2013
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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“Excellent visit”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Following an visit to Culloden this was a good visit to see the result of what followed the battle in order to suppress the Jacobites.
A very good visit to a historic site which is still an active army base.
Information on army life in the past is informative and quite shocking at times by telling you what life was like for the ordinary soldiers.
The regimental museum, which was recently refurbished, is excellent with many fine artifacs.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A lot of history in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Fort George has special significance for me since my grandfather was once stationed there. The grounds of the fort are huge, and the structure itself is very impressive. The setting by the sea is also quite beautiful, although be prepared for it to be very windy and cold, depending on when you go. Make sure to visit the Regimental Museum which is fascinating in and of itself.

Visited August 2013
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