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.


    We are an independent museum with FREE admission situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

    DISCOVER a nationally important collection telling the turbulent history of the West Highlands.

    EXPLORE eight rooms packed with fascinating objects, from Rob Roy’s sporran and treasure from a shipwrecked Spanish Armada galleon, to the bagpipes played at Bannockburn in 1314. Visit our new Commando exhibition telling the story of the Commandos training in Lochaber. 

    IMAGINE stepping out onto the battlefield in the ‘45 rebellion, as you enjoy our collection of Jacobite weapons, medals, and miniatures – we even have Bonnie Prince Charlie’s embroidered silk waistcoat.

    BROWSE our shop, with its wide range of Scottish books, fine Jacobite glassware, silver jewellery, games, toys and other gifts.




    4 Museum
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday Closed

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


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Club


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


    • Town Centre

    Special Requirements

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


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

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


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

    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


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

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

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