The West Highland Museum is an independent museum situated in Fort William and founded in 1922 by enthusiastic local volunteers. It has operated from Cameron Square in the town centre since 1926 and over the past 100 years has established a world-renowned collection of objects relating to local history. Our collections focus on Highland life, archaeology, military history, and natural history; however, we are best known for its Jacobite Collection.
We asked visitors to identify their favourite things in the museum and the objects displayed in the West Highland 100 gallery are the results. As you browse the gallery, don’t miss our most popular artefact, the Secret Portrait. This hidden portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlies was overwhelmingly recognised by visitors as their favourite object. We invite you to explore the gallery and find your favourite!