Friends of the Museum

Become a friend of The Highlanders’ Museum

This scheme allows its members free access to the whole of Fort George and a range of other benefits.
It also helps with the care of the collection and the sustainability of the Museum.

Standard, Joint, and Family Memberships

Support The Highlanders’ Museum and receive amazing discounts and benefits when you purchase a Friends of the Museum Membership. Standard Membership is valid for one adult, Joint Membership is valid for any two adults, and Family Membership is valid for two adults and up to four children.


  • Free admission to Fort George
  • Notification of events at the Fort
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • 5% discount on all shop items (excluding alcohol)
  • A Membership Card
  • Valid for one year from the day of purchase

Lifetime Memberships

Alternatively, Lifetime Membership includes all benefits of the Standard Membership, plus:


  • 10% discount on all shop items (excluding alcohol)
  • 10% off hire of “Blue Hackle Rooms”
  • Invitation to annual reception & guided tour
  • Free access to the archives
  • Valid forever

Others ways you can give to the Museum

Make a Donation

The Highlanders’ Museum also welcomes anyone wishing to make donations no matter how small or large the amount.  All donations will be acknowledged.

Adopt an Artefact

There are a variety of fascinating and poignant artefacts available for adoption. For a one off donation of £250 we will provide you with a full list of all of the artefacts available for adoption or, if you would prefer, a list of available artefacts pertaining to a specific period or Regiment. You can adopt an artefact of your choosing.

Name a Case

Each display case tells a different story and provides a unique insight into Regimental life from just after the Battle of Culloden up until the present day. For a minimum donation of £500 you can name a case with a dedication of your choosing.  The plaque with your chosen dedication will be fixed on the display case. The cases are being snapped up quickly so don’t delay and get in touch to secure your display case.

Name a Room

If you were able to support the Museum with a substantial donation you could have a room or part of the building named after you. There are many rooms on offer and your support would be recognised by a plaque at the entrance to your room with a message of your choice as agreed with the Museum. To have a room named after you or someone else, please contact Iris Thompson Burton on 0131 310 8702 to discuss your options. Alternatively you can use our printable donation form if you would prefer to send a cheque.

Donate by cheque

If you would prefer to donate by cheque for any of the above options please download our printable donation form.


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.


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.