The West Highland Museum


Cameron Square, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6AJ

    Visit the West Highland Museum, world famous for its Jacobite exhibits but also for housing an excellent local history collection from archaeology to the present day. FREE ENTRY.

    Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the West Highland Museum's collections tell the story of the region and its history. The most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.

    There is also a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands, from the effects of political warfare, to the economic impact of tourism in the region, and the coming of the industrial and modern age.

    There is a new exhibition telling the story of the Commandos in Lochaber during the Second World War.

    Browse the shop and discover a wide range of interesting books, fine Jacobite glassware, silver jewellery, retro toys, posters and other gifts.

    There are 2 stair lifts installed so all exhibition rooms are accessible to those that can use a stairlift.

    4 Museum
    Opening Times
    2014 Opening Times
    3 Mar 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
    2014 Opening Times
    29 Oct 2014 - 21 Dec 2014

    Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 16.00 March, November & December
    Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00 April to October


    • Children's Club
    • Children Welcome


    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Disabled Access Stairlift available to access upper floors
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • 24hr CCTV


    • Town Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Disabled Citizens stairlift available to access upper floors
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Traveler's Cheques
    • No credit cards accepted
    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • Parking
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Cycle Rack
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Disabled Parking
    • On Public Transport Route

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From the Fort Willaim Railway Station walk 0.5 miles up the High Street.  Cameron Square is on the left.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport take the Fort William road.  Drive for 2 hours.  Walk along High Street to Cameron Square.

    Getting there by ferry:- From the Treslaig foot ferry walk up onto the High Street and walk for 0.25 miles to Cameron Square.  From Mallaig drive to Fort William and walk along the High Street to Cameron Square.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • There is an audible alarm system

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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