Clan Macpherson Museum
“Here are Housed the Relics and Memorials of Rich Historical Interest not only to Scottish Clansmen but to all of Whatever Race they may be who are Attracted by the Story of High Resolve Patriotism and Loyalty”. So reads the proclamation at the door of the museum.
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!
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.
Believe it or believe it not! You decide about the story behind the creator of the romantic Highlands, James ‘Ossian’ Macpherson.
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 arts and sport. See the weapons used in days gone by. Read about mutinies and see the chanter sent down from the heavens.
Opening Hours: 1 April – 31 October 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sunday 12:01 pm – 5:00 pm). Entry is free, however, it costs about £3 per person to keep the Museum open so a donation “in the box” would be appreciated.
Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DE
Tel: 01540 673332