Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

Interactive Character stations
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The course of British, European and world history was changed here at Culloden on 16 April 1746. It was here that the Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians for a Stuart king. The British army was equally determined to stop this happening. The ferocious European war had come to Scotland - dividing families and setting clan against clan.
With the new visitor centre and exhibition now open there's so much more to experience at Culloden Battlefield.
* Exhibition
Follow genuine characters who were involved in the Battle of Culloden around the new interactive exhibition. Their accounts bring the events leading up to and beyond the battle alive.
* Battle immersion film
Imagine what it was like to be at the centre of the action when you visit the Battle immersion theatre. Here a 4 minute long, 360 degree film relives the horror of the battle.
* Roof-top viewing
Appreciate the true scale of the battle when you visit the new roof top area. From this platform you'll see a completely different view of the battlefield.
* Battlefield
Walk the battlefield now restored to how it appeared to the opposing forces on that fateful day - 16 April 1746. The upgraded footpaths are suitable for families with prams and those with access needs.
* Battle table
Use the animated Battle table to provide a bird's eye view of the battlefield's topography and the forces' tactics and understand how these contributed to the outcome. As the clouds part a narration helps you to visualise the sequence of events as the battle is re-enacted before your eyes using the latest graphic technology.
* Culloden Battlefield Guide
For a really unique experience, try the new Culloden battlefield guide and immerse yourself in the story of a momentous day as you visit the site of the last pitched battle on British soil.
With specially written audio and supporting illustrations and video, the portable guide's compelling content is triggered automatically as you explore Culloden Moor at your own pace.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

Site all year, daily.
Visitor Centre, restaurant and shop - 10am-4pm (Winter - November to March) 9am - 6pm (Summer - April to October)
Last entrance half-an-hour before closing.

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January

Admission charges

Adult £10 (includes 1 hand held electronic battlefield guide), Family 1 £20(1 adult with up to 4 children under 16yrs with 2 hand held electronic battlefield guides), Family 2 £24 (2 adult with up to 4 children under 16yrs with 2 hand held electronic battlefield guides),Concessions £7.50 (includes 1 hand held electronic battlefield guide),


  • National Trust

Collection details

Personalities, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Bonnie Prince Charlie - Prince Charles Edward Stuart
  • Duke of Cumberland

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre
Culloden Moor


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