This year we celebrate our centenary with an extraordinary exhibition of portraits depicting the Royal House of Stuart in exile. This iconic exhibition will feature paintings never before displayed together in Scotland and some which have never before been exhibited. The recently rediscovered portrait of a 16-year-old Bonnie Prince Charlie, by renowned Venetian artist Rosalba Carriera, will be showcased at this event.

The exhibition will include paintings of four generations of the Royal House of Stuart, including James VIII (the Old Pretender) and his wife Princess Clementina Sobieska, through to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, (Bonnie Prince Charlie), and his daughter, Charlotte the Duchess of Albany. The series concludes with Charlotte's daughter Princess Marie Victorie de Rohan. These paintings illustrate the deposed Royal Stuart dynasty, the family who inspired the Jacobite clans to risk so much in their attempts to restore them to the throne of Scotland during the Jacobite risings. This will be the last opportunity to see these paintings before most are moved to a new permanent home, the Museum of the Princes Lubomirski, in the Polish city of Wrocław.


Adults: £3.00
Under 16s (accompanied by an adult): Free
Group visits over 10: email

Dogs are not permitted in the exhibition space, but are welcome in all other areas of the museum.

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West Highland Museum

Cameron Square, Fort William, Highlands and Islands, PH33 6AJ

01397 702169


Opening times

Monday - Friday: 10am-4.30pm. (last admission: 4.00pm)

Saturday: 10.30am - 1.30pm (last admission: 1.00pm)

Saturday (August & September): 10.30am - 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm)

You may be asked to wait outside for a short at busier times. A traffic light entry system is in place at the front door.

Hand sanitisers available on both floors and an increased cleaning rota has been implemented. Screens are installed at the till.

We have a one way route around the musuem laid out with floor based directional arrows.

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