Temporary closure notice

The museum is currently closed due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

We plan to reopen on 1st September 2020.

Opening hours and visitor information will be available by the end of August.

Thank you.


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Situated in the High Street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history. Our most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.
But we also hold a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands,

from the effects of political warfare, to the economic impact of tourism in the region, and the coming of the industrial and modern age. Why not explore a selection of items from our collections, learn about the museum and its history, become a member, or sign-up to hear first about our news and upcoming events.

Download our introductory leaflet here.


New Museum Blog

Our diligent volunteers have set up a blog to allow us to provide you with more information on a regular basis.

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Our hard-working staff and volunteers need and deserve some time off!  But we know that you might want to visit our Museum too so h...