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The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)

Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
+44 131 310 8701
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This place was recommended to us and so glad we made time for a visit. So very interesting and... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
Joanne D
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Dudley, United Kingdom
Very informative

Helpful staff and useful guide. Lots of information and memorabilia from various regiments. Very... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Ann B
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The Highlanders Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) is situated within the the stunning grounds of Fort George, Nr Inverness, overlooking the Moray Firth. In the summer months the local dolphin school can be seen from the ramparts. The Museum covers three floors of Fort George's former Lieutenant Governors' House. The museum has roughly 20,000 artifacts and an estimated 10,000 documents and photographs. The museum is the largest regimental museum in Scotland, outside Edinburgh.
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Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

This place was recommended to us and so glad we made time for a visit. So very interesting and informative. The displays were great, well presented. Highly recommend this place for a visit.

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Thanks you for your excellent review. Did you maange to visit the chapel?

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Helpful staff and useful guide. Lots of information and memorabilia from various regiments. Very well maintained

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. We pride ourselves in the upkeep and display of our museum's regiments and their heritage.

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Been to loads of museums it’s not the items it’s the knowledge of the items and the helpful people that make it 👍

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2017

Thank you so much for this very positive review and I am glad that you found our team knowledgable.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Visited this whilst at Fort George. Could have spent hours here. Full of interesting artifacts and history.

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you for taking time to visit the museum and we are pleased you found our collection interesting.

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic exhibits which kept us both enthralled throughout our visit. A must for anyone interested in military history! I don't think I have ever seen so many Victoria Crosses! Very interesting museum

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Thank you for your kind words and the excellent feedback. Did you manage to visit the Kirk?

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Part of my family was thrilled to find a history of our ancestors in this museum. My son belonged to the military and we had a very difficult time getting him out of the museum!

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Haste ye back.

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

I am so happy I visited Fort George and the Highlander’s Museum in particular. An outstanding exhibit. The age and condition of the paintings and artifacts blew my mind. The history of this regiment is critically linked to the history of Scotland and of the...More

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

We are really please you enjoyed your visit. Did you manage to visit the Chapel? The Outlander clans, Mackenzie (Seaforth) and Fraser (Lovat Scouts) are part of our display.

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

This is on the site of Fort George and is a must for a visit to see what the Highland regiments were involved in .

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you for your very kind comments. Did you manage to see the restr of the Jacobite/Outlander trail afterwards?

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

This is inside Fort George and you must pay to enter the fort to access the museum. There are three floors with lost of displays and history of the regiments. Each display has a description which are very informative. You can spend at least 1...More

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank for taking time to send us your feedback which is very well received. There is no entrance fee to the museum but we depend on public donations to sustain the upkeep of our artefacts.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The story of the Highlanders post 1745 is great. So many famous highland regiments consigned to history. The display changes, last time it was Waterloo.

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John B, General Manager at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you for your very kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Did you manage to see the Chapel?

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Kat C
January 12, 2018|
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Response from Sockknitter5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kat, yes it is. It's well worth the visit and the entrance price. Better still buy a pass.
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Marion H
July 2, 2017|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
You can use mobility scooters to get around Fort George and on the ground flour of the museum. We have a chairlift that goes to the first floor but not to the top floor because of the restriction on the Historic Building... More
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Response from John B | Property representative |
It is 12 miles from Inverness and is house in Fort George
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