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“A must for highland heritage”

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Ardersier
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A must for highland heritage”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The museum has had a massive face lift the displays tell the story of highland regiments from the heart of the Highlands and Islands

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“wonderful place”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

superb visit. beautiful grounds, lovely little museum with a good film to start and extremely good displays. so much more than i was expecting. lots of military uniforms upstairs for kids to try on - a nice touch. lovely lady in the shop - friendly and informative. lots of space to look around and a really exemplary set of exhibits - beautifully put together. such a great find.

Visited May 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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764 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“visit this place”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a huge fort, still used by the Highlanders. There is a gift shop where tickets are purchased and maps and guides are provided. The fort covers a huge area and there are rooms, museums, ramparts and the chapel, containing the only stained glass window with a bagpipe playing angel. From the ramparts you can view the dolphins in the Moray Firth. There are two cafes, both good.

Visited May 2014
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Hooglede, Belgium
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great location, impressive fort”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were very impressed by the size and shape of this fort. It is located perfectly to control the bay. You can stroll around and even see some dolphins playing around in the Moray Firth, a live show on its own. I was also moved by the dog churchyard.

Visited July 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Great setting and a good Museum”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Not quite up there with the IWM but the impresive ammount of history on display, is definately worth a look. With all the medals and records of gallantry, its quite humbling.

Being set in the imposing walls and ramparts and immaculately presented grounds of Fort George makes it even more worthy of a visit.

Visited April 2014
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