Schools

We provide a variety of educational workshops tailored to meet your needs.

Visits, Tours & Adult Groups

The Highlanders’ Museum offers a unique opportunity to connect with the experiences of war and conflict of Highland soldiers.

The Highlanders’ Museum, Fort George offers a unique opportunity to connect with the experiences of war and conflict of Highland soldiers.
[Curriculum for Excellence Social Studies: People, Past Events and Societies, War and Conflict]

There are two cafes at Fort George for smaller groups or packed lunches can be eaten in ‘the Grand Magazine’. Any school groups visiting The Highlanders’ Museum at Fort George can apply to Historic Environment Scotland for a travel bursary of up to 75% transport costs.

Primary 1 – 3

Activity trails, on the theme of Animals, Clothes or instruments, around the museum are available to do in small groups and we can put together bespoke craft activities on the themes of remembrance, heraldry/flags, animals or Victorian Soldiers.

Duration 60 minutes

Location Fort George

Primary 4 - 7 and Secondary

Highland Clans and Regiments
Learn about the formation of the Seaforth and Cameron Highlanders after the Jacobite uprising of 1745 through the exhibition on display in the galleries at the Highlanders’ Museum with the Education Officer.
Duration 60 minutes.

Location Fort George

Primary 4 - 7 and Secondary

World War I
Group 1 (up to 17 students) Learn through the exhibition on display in the WWI gallery at the Highlanders’ Museum with the Education Officer. Explore the museum’s WWI handling collection, learning about the objects, their uses and life for a Highland Soldier during ‘the Great War’. Duration 45 minutes 
Group 2 (up to 17 Students) Self-guided Tour round Fort George (HES worksheet to be supplied)
Then groups swap over.
Total time 90 minutes
Location Fort George

Primary 4 - 7 and Secondary

World War II
Group 1 (up to 17 students) Learn through the exhibition on display in the WWII gallery at the Highlanders’ Museum. Explore the museum’s WWII handling collection with the Education Officer, learning about the objects, their uses and life for a Highland Soldier during the war. Duration 45 minutes
Group 2 (up to 17 Students) Self-guided Tour round Fort George (HES worksheet to be supplied)
Then groups swap over.
Total time 90 minutes
Location Fort George

Schools workshops at the Highlanders' Museum

To book or enquire about School Workshops at the Highlanders’ Museum contact us below or call the Education Officer on 0131 310 8765

Max Attendees 33. Cost £75 per session.

The museum is home to the historic collections of the famous Highland regiments and has the largest military collection outside London with diverse items such as medals, uniforms, personal archives, photographs silverware, weapons and fine paintings.
We offer a variety of visits & workshops.

Education Officer Outreach Visits

If you can’t come to Fort George we can come to you! Highlanders’ Museum workshops at your Primary or Secondary school.

Our Education Officer can visit your school and deliver a workshop/object-handling session on the topic of either World War One or World War Two bringing our handling collection to enhance your topic.

Duration 60 minutes

Cost £75 per session
plus mileage at 35p per mile

Home Educators

We provide a variety of educational workshops or guided tours which can be tailored to meet your needs.

We can provide a workshop / object-handling session on the topic of either World War One or World War Two using our handling collection.

Cost £5 per student or £75 per group if you come as part of a home educators group.

Maximum 33 students.

Guided Tours

The Highlanders’ Museum is delighted to offer Guided Tours for Groups. We can give a general tour of the Museum or tailor make a more focussed tour for your particular interest. Just let us know what you would like to know more about.
The cost of a guided tour is £10 per person non-military or £5 per person military (including cadets & veterans).
Tours can be arranged during the day or evening, weekdays and weekends.

Adults and Educational Groups

Talks and Workshops
Our Education Officer can visit you and deliver a talk on any aspect of The Highlanders’ Museum including the history of the regiments, research facilities available, an insight into ‘Behind the Scenes at The Museum’. Alternatively we can provide a workshop/object-handling session on the topic of either World War One or World War Two bringing our handling collection.
Duration 60 minutes
Cost £75 per session
plus mileage at 35p per mile

Families

Admission to the Highlanders’ Museum is Free of Charge at Fort George. We always give families and children a warm welcome at the Museum.

There are colouring sheets on hand for younger members of the family and uniforms to try on for children of all ages!

We also provide a variety of trails & activities Free of Charge – just ask at our reception desk.

How to book

To book or enquire about any of the activities above contact us below or call the Education Officer on 0131 310 8765

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.