A story of High Resolve, Patriotism, Loyalty and the Jacobite Cause
Newtonmore's Macpherson Museum is now open! With the relaxing of Covid restrictions in Scotland our fully re-curated Museum has been able to open. Members of the CMA who attended the non-Gathering Event on the 7th August were very impressed by the new layout. Come and see it for yourself.
Discover the romance, loyalty and valour of one of the last of the Jacobites: Cluny of the '45 who was hunted for 9 years after Culloden. He hid in caves and he held the horse for the officer who was searching for him!
Witness the story behind Macpherson's Lament and the broken fiddle: dramatic tales of a 'Robin Hood-like' character celebrated in song whose life was ended by changing the time on a clock.
Believe it or believe it not! You decide about the story behind the creator of the romantic Highlands, James 'Ossian' Macpherson.
See the letter written on 26th July 1689 from Viscount Dundee to Macpherson of Cluny calling for his support in the Jacobite cause.
There is much, much more to see. Hear about the famous men and women of the Clan who have changed the face of the world: in science, the military, the arts and sport. See the weapons used in days gone-by. Read about mutinies and see the chanter sent down from the heavens.
We are proud to be a Scottish Tourist Board Four Star Museum, have a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, be Assisted Wheelchair Access Registered and an Accredited Museum.
We have been given the 'Good To Go, Scotland' award in recognition that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
Opening Hours: 1 April - 31 October 10 am - 5 pm (Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm)
Entry is FREE
however, it costs about £3 per person to keep the Museum open, so a donation "in the box" would be appreciated.