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The Highlanders' Museum


Visit us at the 5-star Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and immerse yourself in our rich and diverse history, following in the footsteps of the Highland soldier from just after the Battle of Culloden until the present day.

Our Nationally Significant Collection – the largest collection of military artefacts outside Edinburgh – showcases the history of the Highland Regiments and includes an array of artefacts and archive material from the Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, the Queen's Own Highlanders, The Highlanders and most recently, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS).

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.

The Highlanders' Museum at Fort George has 12 rooms to explore, and artefacts to handle, try on and immerse yourself in. Make it a really great day out and include a trip around the historic 250-year-old Fort, taking in the regimental Chapel with memorials to those who have served and many of the old Colours that have been carried into battle, followed by a wander around the ramparts with stunning views across the Moray Firth – ideal for some dolphin spotting!

We have museum trails available with various different themes encouraging children to explore the museum and exhibits. Some of the display cases also have pull-out information panels for children to investigate. Our handling collection gives visitors the opportunity to try on kilts and other items of military uniform – perfect for capturing a photo or two.

The large grass area outside the museum also makes an excellent impromptu football pitch or a lovely spot to sit down for a picnic. Don't forget you can pick up a souvenir of your visit in Hector's Gift Shop within the museum.

With fun and exciting events for all ages throughout the year, your visit will be fun filled. Check our website and Facebook page to find out what is happening.

Also, why not plan ahead and have our team of dedicated researchers look into your family history within the Highlanders regiments we represent? Click here for more information.

The Highlanders' Museum
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