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100 Objects online event - 9th February 2021

We are working in partnership with the Open Visual Worlds team at St Andrews University to create an online gallery showcasing the top 100 objects in our collection. 

Join us for a grand tour through the West Highland Museum's top 100 objects, as they are used to tell the story of the West Highlands' landscape, people, and history.


The West Highland Museum's collections tell the story of the region and its history. Join us in a journey through the West Highland Museum's top 100 artefacts from these collections.

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 ages. Join us as we bring the museum to you, with 100 diverse artefacts chosen to tell these stories.

Panellists and speakers in include (TBC):

  • Dr Alan Miller (St Andrews University)
  • Professor Hugh Cheape (University of Highlands & Islands)
  • Paul Murton (BBC - Grand Tours of Scotland)
  • Paul MacDonald (MacDonald Armouries)
  • Joanne Watson (the Sassenach Stitcher)
  • Dr Chris Robinson (West Highland Museum)
  • Ian Peter MacDonald (West Highland Museum)
  • Vanessa Martin (Curator, West Highland Museum)
  • Catherine Ann Cassidy (St Andrews University)
  • Neil MacLeod (West Highland Museum)


Grand Tour of West Highland Museum's Top 100 Objects Tickets, Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

Museum Closed Until March 2021
The West Highland Museum will be closed for visitors until the beginning of March 2021.
If you have any queries for us about access or the collection, please do email us on info@westhighlandmuseum.org.uk
The staff shall be working on a part time basis during this period.
Many thanks for all of your understanding in these difficult times.
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 here is the plan for the rest of December and into January:

Monday 23rd  - open 10am till 4pm

Tuesday 24th - open  10am till 3pm

Christmas Day, 25th - closed

Thursday 26th -  open 10am till 4pm

Friday 27th - open 10am till 4pm

Saturday 28th - open 10am till 4pm

Sunday 29th - closed

Monday 30th - open 10am till 4pm

Tuesday 31st - open 10am till 3pm

New Year's Day - closed

Thursday 2nd January - open 10am till 4pm

Friday 3rd January - open 10am till 4pm

Saturday 4th January - open 10am till 4pm

Sunday 5th January - closed

Monday 6th January  - back to normal winter hours of 10am till 4pm

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath √ôr Dhuibh!

A Merry Christmas and a Good New Year to You!