There are 3 must see museums to visit when you next visit us in Fort William.
The first is the West Highland Museum. Located in Cameron Square, in the centre of the town, this gem of a museum houses many exhibits relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.
There are many other fascinating exhibits on life in the Highlands, as well as Victoriana life, when holidaying in the Highlands started to become fashionable. This exhibit includes the wonderful Beetle Wing dress which is a sight to behold.
The Glencoe Folk Museum is another gem of a museum. Located in a small croft house in the centre of Glencoe, it depicts life in a traditional croft house, showing the machinery used on crofts, as well as exhibits on the Jacobites, World War medals and the story of the Ballachulish Goddess! A great place to take the children.
The third is the Clan Cameron Museum in the grounds of Achnacarry Castle. This museum tells the story of the Clan Cameron from the 14th Century to present day. The Castle and it’s grounds were used as a training camp for Commandoes in the Second World War and houses many military exhibits as well as there being information on the drive up to the museum where you can see where the Commandoes trained.
Each of these museums are unique and showcase different areas of life in the Highlands, and each are worth a visit.