The West Highland Museum is located within Fort Williams high street, founded in 1922 it is one of the oldest museums in the Scottish Highlands, and in 1926 purchased its present home in an old bank building by the towns main street in Cameron Square.
The museums displays concentrate mainly on historical and cultural items from the west highland area, from jacobites to highland life. Other displays to see highlight the fort that once gave Fort William its name, and how the town was a strategic and political importance for the highlands, archaeology displays show wonderful artifacts from the Pictish and Neolithic eras, including stone axe heads and arrows. If you are a military fan you can view various items from the highlands historical battles, or learn more about the sad story of the massacre of Glencoe and the history of the jacobite rising.
Admission is free to the museum and parking is available in the towns pay and display car parks around the high street and all a short walk away, the train station and bus station are only a 10 minute walk away. Guide books are available to purchase for only £1.00, and Interpretive guides are provided free of charge in many languages. The museum is on multiple floors but can be accessed by stair lift for the less mobile.
- OPENING TIMES Mar - 10:00 - 16:00 Mon - Sat
Apr -Oct 10:00 - 17:00 Mon - Sat
Nov - Dec 10:00 - 16:00 Mon - Sat
Jan - Feb Closed