The Highlanders' Museum

Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness-Shire

Queen’s Own Highlanders' Collection

Over 50,000 artefacts, documents and photographs

Fort George is operated as a tourist attraction by Historic Environment Scotland

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 of 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).

Opening Times

1st April – 30th September
9.30am – 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm)

1st October – 31st March
10am – 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

Admission

Admission to the Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) is free. Admission charges apply to visit Fort George.

Fort George Admission Prices
Adult – £9.00 Concession – £7.20
Child aged 5–15 – £5.40
Under 5s – Free

Our Location

Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness,
IV2 7TD

Near to the National Trust for Scotland site at Culloden, Cawdor Castle and the world famous Urquhart Castle beside Loch Ness.

Weddings

Your wedding should be one of the most unforgettable days of your life – so why not hold it at Fort George and The Highlanders’ Museum

Blue Hackle Room Hire

The Blue Hackle Rooms offer a unique location for weddings, functions, parties, lunches, meetings and corporate hospitality  in the heart of the Highlands.

The Collection

The Collection is probably the largest regimental display outside London. Founded over 60 years ago, the Museum houses more than 5,000 gallantry awards and campaign medals won by the fighting men of the Regiment, including 16 of the Regiment’s 22 Victoria Crosses.

Research

The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) archive covers the  The Highlanders (4 SCOTS), Seaforth Highlanders, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Cameron’s), Lovat Scouts, Liverpool Scottish, and our overseas allied regiments from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 7th (DOE) Gurkha Rifles.