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 […]

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!

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.

Museum reopens!


After much hard work by our army of volunteers since the turn of the year, we have now reopened and look forward to welcoming you from Monday 2nd March at 10am!

“Not the Antiques Roadshow”


The second 1715 Anniversary weekend event offers an opportunity for visitors and members to consult Colin Fraser and other specialists from Lyon & Turnbull who will be conducting valuations of art and antiques, including silver, jewellery, paintings, coins, medals, arms & armour. 11am-2pm on Saturday 21st February at The West Highland Museum, Cameron Square, Fort William, PH33 6AJ. It will […]

“Recollecting the 1715”

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Uprising. To commemorate this event and to announce their May auction of Jacobite, Stuart and Scottish Applied Arts, Lyon & Turnbull has joined with the Highland historian Professor Hugh Cheape to arrange a weekend of events to benefit the West Highland Museum. The first of […]

Winter Closure


We will be closed for the Winter until Monday 2nd March.  Although closed to the public, staff and volunteers alike will be working hard to clean and develop the Museum for 2015. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you during 2015.

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