New West Highland Museum Trust


With effect from 1st April 2018, the organisation running the Museum will be the West Highland Museum Trust.  As was intimated at the 2017 AGM, the Museum Trustees unanimously decided to seek consent from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) to wind up the trust deed governed body, the West Highland Museum and […]

Change of Curator

Monday 26th March marked the end of Fiona Marwick’s term as Curator.  Fiona first started as Secretary and Curator in 1986 and served until 2007, leaving to bring up family and then returning part-time in 2012.  She brought much experience to the Museum and was its first qualified curator.  For 30 years her name has […]

That was a year that was!


In 2016 when we reached 48,333 visitors we wondered whether we might be able to top 50,000 the next year but we were delighted when 2017 saw a 14% increase to 55,013!  The 55,000th visitor was Gary Elder from Caol who had not been in the Museum since a school visit in 1979. Our thanks […]


Commando DVD now in stock!


We are now stocking ‘The Commandos in Training, at War and at Achnacarry Castle’ DVD under licence. The price is £12.00 in the Museum shop or by mail order, £13.50 incl P & P.  

Open on Sundays in July and August


Over the busy Summer months of July and August, the Museum will be open from 11am till 3pm each Sunday. We’re not only one of the best independent Museums in the country but we have an excellent bookshop and gift-shop too, which you’ll find of interest!

Outlander Visitors


Fans of the Outlander books and TV series are making our Museum a ‘must see’ destination to learn more about the world of the Jacobites that Claire Randall found herself sharing with Jamie Fraser in 1743.  We are pleased about that and know we can give them an excellent insight.  As a guide we have […]

Coffee Morning Invitation


We will be holding a coffee morning on Thursday 9th June 2016 from 10am to 12 noon, so please come and enjoy a morning break alongside the fascinating Commando Room exhibits. Coffee, tea, cakes and other sweet treats will be available for just a donation.  Everyone is welcome.

Congratulations to Betty Bruce!

During our AGM on 26th May, volunteer and Trustee, Betty Bruce, was presented with a gift by Donald Cameron of Lochiel, our President, to mark her dedicated service to the Museum over the 20 years that she has been running the Saturday Club for young folk, special Museum tours and other community outreach.  Well done, […]

We are open!


After a busy winter closure when our army of volunteers has been completing a number of tasks and making things spick-and-span, we are now open until the end of the year.  We look forward to welcoming you to our celebrated Museum.  As well as unusual gifts, we have an impressive selection in our bookshop.

Hear the enthralling Prof. James Hunter speak on his new book


On Thursday 17th November at 7pm, Professor James Hunter will discuss his new book on the Sutherland Clearances, “Set Adrift  upon the World”.  Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be provided.  Please contact us at if you would like to attend.

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