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West Highland Museum
West Highland Museum

The West Highland Museum was founded in 1922 and is currently an independent charitable trust. Temporary summer exhibitions in Fort William proved so popular that a committee decided to look for permanent premises and a handsome sandstone property, formerly a branch of the British Linen Bank, was acquired in 1926 (with a substantial mortgage which ran for 50 years). During the Second World War the exhibits were stored. Subsequently there has been some expansion and a major refurbishment and upgrade took place in the mid-1990s. The collection is of specifically local interest with exhibits from pre-history to modern industry. There is a significant focus on the Jacobites, and a small collection of oil paintings depicts leading figures connected with the Stuart cause. Visitors find an anamorphic painting – the 'Secret Portrait' of Bonnie Prince Charlie – particularly fascinating.

West Highland Museum

Cameron Square, Fort William, Highland PH33 6AJ Scotland

info@westhighlandmuseum.org.uk

01397 702169

http://www.westhighlandmuseum.org.uk/

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