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.

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 […]

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