history museums in Fort William
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Fort William Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Fort William...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Fort William Museums and Galleries

blank tabWEST HIGHLAND MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Cameron Square, Fort William, Highlands, Scotland, PH33 6AJ
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Situated in the central square of the High Street in Fort William, the museum is an independent self financing trust with charitable status.

Its world famous for its Jacobite collections, but also has fine collections of social and local history, archaeology, natural history and geology.

Collections of special interest include the Alexander Carmichael Collection, the gold coin collection and the Charles Hepburn Jacobite Bequest.

Take away a memento of your day by visiting the museum Book & Gift shop.
Tel: 01397 702169    Fax: 01397 701927
E-mail: info@westhighlandmuseum.org.uk
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blank tabCLAN CAMERON MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire, PH34 4EJ

The Clan Cameron Museum was opened by Sir Fitzroy MacLean of Dunconnell in 1989. It is in the grounds of Achnacarry, the centre of Clan Cameron Country and home of the Chief of the Clan and his family. Exhibits at the museum include: Bonnie Prince Charlie's Refuge Jacobite Artefacts Clan & Regimental History Commando Mementoes Bridesmaids Dress - Royal Wedding 1981.
Tel: 01397 712090
E-mail: museum.achnacarry@btinternet.com
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Treasures of The Earth

St. Annes, Corpach, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7JL
Tel: 01397 772283    Fax: 01397 772133

One of Europe's finest collections of gemstones, crystals and fossils set in simulated caves, caverns and mining scenes.

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Glenfinnan Railway Station & Museum

Glenfinnan Station, Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, PH37 4LT
Tel: 01397 722295    Fax: 01397 722363
E-mail: camshron@gmail.com

In the museum you will learn about the building, impact and operation of the Mallaig Extension constructed by 'Concrete Bob' McAlpine in the late 19th century, and even work the original tablet instruments in the restored booking office. There is a changing exhibition of works by leading railway photographers, and the souvenir shop is well stocked with items associated with the West Highlands, including a wide selection of books and videos on the local area, its heritage and railways. The Museum is open daily from 1st May to end of September.

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Mallaig Heritage Centre

Station Road, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH41 4PY
Tel: 01687 462085     E-mail: enquiries@mallaigheritage.org.uk

Welcome to the Mallaig Heritage Centre website, an essential stopping point for everyone. Conveniently sited beside Mallaig railway station, the Mallaig Heritage Centre houses a wealth of displays and information about Mallaig and West Lochaber. Learn how Mallaig was founded as a fishing port in the famine years of the 1840s and how it became the busiest herring port in Europe. Discover the grim tale of the Knoydart clearance, when hundreds of people were evicted from their homes to facilitate the sale of their homeland.

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