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“Another little museum”

Clan Cameron Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A museum dedicated to the history of the Clan Cameron. With displays on the Jacobite rising of 1745, and military history of the Cameron Highlanders and Commando training during WW2.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Another little museum but very interesting. There is a small part of the museum for the Commandos at Achnacarry and the main part is for the Cameron Clan. The connection being that the manor house was commandeered by the HM Forces to train Commandos in the 2 world war. There is a walk around the grounds where you can see parts of the old assault course and see where the training was done.

Thank Dave M
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Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

We're glad that you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My father and myself came from Canada. We had a couple of this when we came to Scotland as MUST do's. This happened to be one of them. We are Cameron's, my great-great grandfather was born just outside of Fort William. Upon arrival there is a lady waiting at reception, knitting away, she asks if we are Cameron's. We both reply yes, wondering what else there is in store. Nothing.... I show her the tattoo that I had made up depicting the genealogy of my forefathers. It has a little bit of this that and the other thing. She looks at it and with disgust shakes her head, says "ugghh, that'll be £7.00".

Thanks a lot, you made me feel quite good there. Then she goes back to the knitting, I started asking a question, she gets up and walks away. I have waited about 8 years or so ( after learning more and more about our past) and i must say, unfortunately i could not get out of there fast enough.

The actual museum was OK. Quite a bit about our past. The whole commando theme was definitely ran with, couple other good stories.

If you are looking for kilts or other good souvenirs to buy, don't make this trip just for that. Couple shot glasses and other tid bits, but nothing much.

Thank 9fingers80
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Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. Our aim is to provide a warm welcome to Clan members from around the world and we are sorry that this was not your experience. Thank you for letting us know.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had been told this was the site of commando training and that we would be able to see where this all took place. After paying £4 ppl we entered a small 3 roomed building. At best there was 2 mentions of the 25000 members trained to keep us all safe. You are not able to see where they trained asthenia main house is not accessible. I guess it is food for clan information

Thank Sian L
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Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. We are a small clan centre primarily dedicated to welcoming clan members from all over the world. We acknowledge the importance of the Commandos as a part of that history, and usually find that veterans and their families are pleased to be in the place where they trained. Most of the training grounds are open to the public except the private home and garden.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

a small museum but well laid out. The information was interesting and we really enjoyed the whole experience. The drive upto the museum and the immediate surroundings are well worth a walk around (even though it was raining when we visited!). The castle and other buildings are beautiful. The lady in the museum was very pleasant and friendly. We thought it was the best museum we had been to for some time.

Thank Caroline T
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Management response:Responded 11 July 2017

Thank you for the good review - glad you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

After being unsure if we had missed the museum, we decided to keep driving down a beautiful tree lined single track with glimpses of a loch through the trees and eventually we reached the museum. It is housed in repurposed original building on what was part of a large historical estate.
Though small it was very well laid out and the exhibits were clearly marked and the story of the clan easy to follow. It also had the history of some of the commando training that took place in the 2nd World War.
The curator, receptionist, manager was a delightful local lady who was a fund of knowledge who chatted with us and made us most welcome.
This is well worth a visit.

Thank moffattoffee
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Management response:Responded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your nice review . We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Good advice too - keep going we are at the end of the road!

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