The Highlanders' Museum, Fort George

The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection
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The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) covers three floors of Fort George’s former Lieutenant Governors’ House. The museum has roughly 20,000 artefacts and an estimated 10,000 documents and photographs. The museum is the largest regimental museum in Scotland, outside of Edinburgh.

The Highlanders are the descendants of four famous Scottish Regiments originally raised from the Clans and communities of the Highlands and Islands in the late 1700’s. The Highlanders Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, (4 SCOTS), today incorporates the world-famous names of the Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons). The Museum represents all these famous Regiments except for The Gordon Highlanders who have their own museum in Aberdeen.
The museum includes items from the Lovat Scouts and Liverpool Scottish as well as our Allied Regiments from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Gurkhas.

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Opening hours

Summer (7 days) 1st April - 30th September 9.30am - 5.30pm

Winter (7 days) 1st October - 31st March 10.00am - 4.00pm

Admission charges

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Collection details

Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Coins and Medals

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Around the World at the Highlanders Museum

  • 13 May 2016 7-9pm

Grab your cultural passport because we are heading on a trip around the world! Join us for this eye-opening look at some of the many diverse and colourful countries in which the Highland regiments have served over the centuries. Immerse yourself in world cultures starting in the Spain of 1807 when our troops fought Napoleon’s army in the Peninsular war, right through to our involvement in Argentina in 1982 during the Falklands War. Live music, poetry and wine from around the world will help transport you on your journey of discovery. There’ll also be an opportunity to handle some original artifacts and, what every traveller (and historian!) needs, there’ll be nibbles and refreshments when you reach the end of your journey.




The Highlanders' Museum, Fort George
Fort George
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0131 310 8702

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