The Clan Macpherson Museum first opened its doors in 1952. In the early days, it was home to a few artefacts that had been in the hands of private collectors. Over time it has grown into a significant collection of items. All of the pieces in the museum relate to the history of the Highlands, and the Macpherson Clan in particular.
The museum is well laid out. The pieces are arranged in chronological order so as you walk through the museum; you journey through time. Your visit will take you through the story of the Macpherson Clan and the Highlands. To help you appreciate the significance of what you will see during your visit, the museum experience begins with a video all about the Clans of Scotland and Clan Macpherson in particular.
A visit to the museum will give you a glimpse into the colourful past of the Clan Macpherson. You will learn about notable men and women who have left their mark on the world. Some of the tales are so fantastic that you might be left wondering how true they are!
The museum is in Newtonmore and has a free car park on-site. If it is full, there are plenty of places nearby where you can park the car on the roadside. Getting there from Coig na Shee will take no more than two minutes. You just need to head into Newtonmore on the A86, and the car park will be on your right just before the junction with the B9150.
Planning A Visit
A visit to the museum is free. They do, however, welcome donations, with a suggested amount being £3 per person.
The museum is wheelchair accessible, so it is an excellent location for the whole family to visit.
The museum is open to visitors from April to October. Monday - Saturday doors open at 10 am. On Sundays, you can have a lie-in, because they don’t open until noon. Doors close at 5 pm, so don’t leave your visit too late!