The Highlanders' Museum sets great store in its learning remit.The museum is the home of the Regimental Collections of the Seaforth Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders. We have an obligation to people who have generously donated artefacts, documents and photographs to tell their stories and the story of the Regiment, to a wider audience.
In partnership with Historic Scotland (the custodians of Fort George) we run school group visits to the Museum.
Ninety minute classes are offered allowing groups of up to 33 students at a time to visit the Fort, to meet with an historical interpreter (known colloquially as 'Dressing-up Mike') and to handle objects from the collections. The workshops cover Jacobites and Redcoats, World War One and World War Two.
We also have an archive workshop aimed at senior school pupils. The archive workshop will assign pairs of students the name of a real person who served in the Regiment. Students have to find out who that person was and what he did by using real archival sources which we hold in the museum. Students will have the opportunity to see real items on display that were owned by their 'name'.
Informal learning opportunities are aimed at all visitors who come to the Museum.
We have created family friendly trails and activities for children and adults as they go around the galleries. The trails and activities offer a fun challenge, while at the same time; encouraging children and older visitors to really look at the objects on display.
Scottish Military History Conference
A conference will be held at Fort George in October 2013 as a result of collaborative work between the UHI Centre for History and the Highlanders’ Museum. The theme of the conference will be Tipping Points in World War Two and subjects covered will include the Normandy Landings. The keynote speaker will be Professor Hew Strachan.