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Lochaber is known as the cradle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was here at Glenfinnan that Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his father’s Standard to signal the start of the Rising and here that the Prince hid in the hills, hunted by the British Army after the Jacobites were defeated at the Battle of Culloden.
The museum’s Jacobite collection is world famous and features numerous objects associated with key figures from the campaign such as Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald. Gallery highlights for objects associated with the Prince have fascinating stories to tell, from a tree root stool which sisters feuded over, to banknotes he commissioned to pay his Army. Not to be missed is our iconic Secret Portrait, an anamorphic hidden image of Bonnie Prince Charlie.