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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

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

Please check before visiting.
Entry to the Museum is FREE but we are based within Fort George which belongs to Historic Environment Scotland who charge an admission fee.

Additional info

Cafe nearby

Collection details

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

The Highlanders' Museum, Fort George
Fort George
Nr Ardersier

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The Museum is the home if the Highlanders and its forebears - the Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, the Queen's Own Highlanders and the Lovat Scouts.



0131 310 8702

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