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West Highland Museum

Cameron Square | Fort William, Fort William PH33 6AJ, Scotland
+44 1397 702169
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very interesting and free to enter. there is a great wee shop too and the staff are great, very... read more

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Htaylor2
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

Every reasonable sized town should have its own museum and fortunately Fort William has. Though not... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Raikeswood
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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We are a museum set in Cameron Square which is just off of the centre of Fort William High Street. We have eight rooms packed with fascinating objects, from treasure from a shipwrecked Spanish Armada galleon to the bagpipes played at Bannockburn in 1314. Whether its archaeology, natural history, Commando training and weaponry, Highland crofting life, costumes and charms, Victorian times, silver, coins and medals, or even the history of mountain rescue, it can all be found at the West Highland Museum.
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Cameron Square | Fort William, Fort William PH33 6AJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

very interesting and free to enter. there is a great wee shop too and the staff are great, very helpful.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every reasonable sized town should have its own museum and fortunately Fort William has. Though not the largest museum its 6 rooms each hold interesting exhibits and cover a wide range of interests: The Commandos and how they trained in the area during World War...More

Thank Raikeswood
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure of the opening times so please check before going. It tell you the history of the army training in the second world war & many local historic points. You will need to spend an hour plus to do the museum justice

Thank Mark W
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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an interesting hour and a half or so in this little museum. The volunteers are so friendly and welcoming. The room dedicated to the commandos taught both my partner and myself a great deal. Lots of other interesting exhibits too. In we where in...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and especially for mentioning our wonderful volunteers. I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many exhibits in this small museum it's well worth a visit. There is a room dedicated to the commandos who trained in the area before they were shipped out. John my partner saw a knife his father had as he was a...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and especially for mentioning the donation boxes. Our Commando Exhibition is of great interest to a lot of our visitors.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please stop and visit this wonderful little museum run by volunteers. It has many fantastic items of Jacobite interest as well as special rooms to commemorate the Green Beret Commandos in WW2 and even local wildlife and geology of the mountains. It was a highlight...More

Thank Louise1512
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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted we were the highlight of your trip!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum last week after noticing a sign for it in fort William high street. I have been to fort William a few times but never noticed it before. Very friendly and welcoming volunteers. Museum is set out in numbered rooms that you follow...More

Thank Fiona W
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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! I am going to share it on our Facebook page. Look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This might be a small museum but don't let that fool you. This is nothing less than a treasure house of items and information relating to the history of the area and the wider Scottish context. Add in friendly, weloming volunteer staff & an excellent...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and especially for mentioning donations!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a hour to see why the Scottish hate the English .. plenty to see and well laid out I really like the string vest made from one length of string , well you never know , friendly folk running it so...More

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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, it did brighten my Friday!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a small museum but well worth a visit and spending sometime viewing the various exhibits. Clearly there is a limit to how much they can have on display but what is on display wets one appetite to do a little research. When visiting...More

Thank George L
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WHMuseum, Manager at West Highland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and especially for mentioning our volunteers and donations!

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cottjan
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We are not open on Sunday, Sorry.
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