Inverness and Around the Great Glen Sights

West Highland Museum

  • Cameron Sq. Map It
  • Fort William
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

In the town center, the small but fascinating West Highland Museum explores the history of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 rebellion. Included in the museum's folk exhibits are a costume and tartan display and an excellent collection of Jacobite relics. One of the most intriguing objects here is a tray decorated with a distorted image of Bonnie Prince Charlie that only becomes visible when reflected in a wine glass or goblet. This elaborate ruse enabled clandestine supporters among the nobility to raise a (treasonous) toast without fear of discovery.

Sight Information

Address:

Cameron Sq., Fort William, Highland, PH33 6AJ, Scotland

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Phone:

01397-702169

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 05/04/2017

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