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Clan Macpherson Museum

Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DE, Scotland
01540 67332
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LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

The Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore was a life changing experience for me. Discovering a real... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
erwanrodier
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London, United Kingdom
Excellent collection of Clan History

Today we visited the Clan MacPherson Museum which was kindly opened for us by Kate. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
clanmac101
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Clan Macpherson House and Museum displays historical items from Clan Macpherson and Scottish history. Open April 1-October 31.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DE, Scotland
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

The Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore was a life changing experience for me. Discovering a real Scottish family from the highlands having had such a huge impact on the history of Scotland, the united kingdom and the world thanks to its many heroes. I was particularly...More

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Clan Macpherson M, other at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement! I agree that we are very lucky to have our fabulous display on Sir Tommy Macpherson, which is possible through the generosity of his family in allowing us to have so many items on loan. It was my pleasure...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Today we visited the Clan MacPherson Museum which was kindly opened for us by Kate. The museum is fascinating and in depth and is a credit to the custodians. Thank goodness our ancestors and clan can be remembered and the clan relics preserved. Thank you...More

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Clan Macpherson M, Museum assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, Jane. It was my pleasure to open for you and your lovely family :) I hope this was the first of many visits.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This place needs updating. Lots of information but its so badly displayed and in such a small area. Not comfortable place just to walk round as its like walking round someone's lounge. Hard for people to take in history this way especially children. The Highland...More

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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. As we know children need more stimulation than just reading we try to engage them with our interactive activities, such as quiz sheets, Scottish colouring sheets...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Anyone visiting the Highlands without visiting this delightful museum is missing out. Behind an unprepossessing exterior lies a Museum filled with clan curiosities and photographs which tell the history of the Highlands and the clan MacPherson in particular. Don't miss the famous broken fiddle and...More

1  Thank hugh106
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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for writing such a glowing recommendation. I could not have written a better one. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Came in for a look round. Nice film to begin with giving a feel for the place. Museum itself is well spread out with plenty to see. Perhaps too much to see? There was at times just too much reading. Worth spending some time there...More

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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We look like a small museum until you walk through the doors, when you see a clever use of space triples the display area. The word Tardis definitely could be used to describe us. The...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Today I was a trip to the The Highland Folk Museum when I unexpectedly came across a gem of a museum in Newtonmore on the walk from the station to the folkMuseum. It was the Clan Macpherson Museum. Ended up spending an hour in the...More

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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are very glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for you kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely little museum. However, rather a lot of written information which was quite difficult to consumeMore

1  Thank Angie C
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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed your visit despite the reading required on some displays. We are aware that we do have a lot written information. For this reason we have provided summary text sheets, whilst we continually attempt to reduce text...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

My fiancée (now wife) and I were in Scotland for our wedding and happened to spot a sign for the museum while driving on the motorway. As she is a McPherson and very interested in the history and genealogy of 'her' clan it went almost...More

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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. You visit was enjoyed by the staff as much as yourselves. You both were definitely resplendent in your tartan. We will be more than happy to welcome you back any time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A flying visit but a much enjoy one, as you would expect, the museum is totally dedicated to the Clan McPherson, I particularly enjoyed the Clan collection of medals, admission was free, but donations are welcome, there is an audio introduction of around 10 minutes...More

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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review the Museum. We are definitely a much larger Museum than the building would indicate. Clan Macpherson has a long and varied history which provides a diverse range of items, from personal pieces to militaria. We hope that your...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We found the team very chatty and helpful when we arrived and left us to wander around and examine hundreds of items to illustrate many centuries of Scottish clan history. Will interest even non Macphersons like us!

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Clan Macpherson M, Museum Assistant at Clan Macpherson Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks for visiting the Clan Macpherson Museum and for taking the time to review us. We are glad our team were able to make your visit a pleasant one and look forward to welcoming you again.

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Janine C
25 January 2018|
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I'm sorry, but we are unable to help. The museum giftshop no longer stocks this item. It was a novelty souvenir and not a detailed map.
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