West Highland Museum

Shop icon Wheelchair access icon

The West Highland Museum is an independent, self-financing Trust with Charitable Status. It receives a small grace and favour grant from the Highland Council but is otherwise self sufficient. The West Highland Museum is situated in the central square off the High Street in Fort William.

It is world famous for its Jacobite collections but also has fine collections of social and local history, archaeology, natural history and geology. Collections of special interest include the Alexander Carmichael Collection, the Goldman Coin Collection and the Charles Hepburn Jacobite Bequest.

It has a small, interesting archive and a library for the use of members only. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and will have a go at answering anything.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

October-May: Mon-Sat 10.00-16.00
June-September: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
July - August also open Sun 14.00-17.00

Admission charges

£2.00p adult
£1.50p concession
50p child
Group rate (over 15 adults) £1.50p
Members free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War

West Highland Museum
Cameron Square
Fort William
PH33 6AJ






01397 702169


01397 702169

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.