We have been working with the considerable support and expertise from colleagues in the University of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland, who gained grants from The Leverhulme Trust and the Centre for Research Collections, to make the Carmichael Watson Collection available on line. Initially loaned and then gifted to the Museum by the [...]
With inspirational vision and guidance from Glasgow-based Stuco Design and huge individual voluntary effort, our Commando Exhibition is now open. We are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and the Scottish Community Fund for supporting this exhibition. Throughout the development of this project we have worked in close collaboration with the [...]
Over the past few weeks we have been working hard to open our Commando Exhibition for which we have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and the Scottish Community Fund. This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Commando Veterans Association and will be open by the end of March.
Over the Winter we have been fortunate to have harnessed the energy of a dedicated band of volunteers who have cleaned the Museum from top to bottom and completely remodelled Room 6. Come and see it for yourself!
We will close for the Winter at 4 pm on Saturday 22nd December. Although closed to the public, staff and volunteers alike will be working hard to clean and develop the Museum for 2013. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you during 2013.
Never has the museum been so full! On Saturday 10th November some 250 Commandos and their families packed the Museum to see the opening of the new Commando display which has replaced the Model T Ford exhibition which has moved off to the Nevis Centre. The ribbon was cut by Stan Scott, Chairman of the [...]
Almost exactly seventy years ago, the Commandos came to Lochaber. They left very deep roots and a visible legacy in one of our internationally best-known icons, the Memorial above Spean Bridge and its poignant Garden of Remembrance. We are both proud and pleased that our Commando friends are still with us in Lochaber, at least [...]
At their meeting on the 23rd August 2012 the Trustees of the West Highland Museum made a decision to keep their painting “Letters from the Lochside” by Henry Tanworth Wells in Arisaig House. This will be subject to: a) the painting being kept safe on the premises and the owners of Arisaig House maintaining secure [...]
We are celebrating the award of 4-Star Accreditation by VisitScotland. This covers areas such as the welcome you will receive, cleanliness, interpretation and presentation, all things of which we were already proud. Endorsement by a national scheme is gratifying but we do hope that you will visit to experience this for yourself!
Members of the Saturday Club should note that we will be restarting after the school holidays on Saturday 25th August. The Club lasts from 11am – 12noon.
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