Clan Macpherson Museum - Heart of Jacobite Country

Story of High Resolve, Patriotism, Loyalty and the Jacobite Cause

Macpherson Clan Crest

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!

The fiddle of James Macpherson

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.

Portrait of James 'Ossian' Macpherson

Believe it or believe it not! You decide about the story behind the creator of the romantic Highlands, James 'Ossian' Macpherson.

Letter from Dundee to Cluny

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.


Acquisitions
. The Museum is not actively seeking new additions to its collection. To accept a new artefact it must not only be interesting in itself but also have a clear connection with the Clan Macpherson and a story linked to it. If you wish to donate an item, please e-mail the Curator at and attach a photograph of the item and the story for consideration by the Acquisition and Exhibits Sub-Committees.

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.

Good To Go
Wheelchair Access

Opening Hours: 1 April - 31 October Thursday to Monday: 11am to 1.30pm & 2-6pm, Wednesday: 2-6pm, Tuesday: closed.

Entry is FREE

however, it costs about £3 per person to keep the Museum open, so a donation "in the box" would be appreciated.