The Clan Macpherson Museum
The Clan Macpherson Museum first opened its doors in 1952 to house treasures already in the hands of individuals. Over the years it has grown considerably in both size and stature and now boasts a large collection of artefacts and other objects of historical importance. The collections are significant to the Highlands of Scotland and to members of the Macpherson Clan in particular.
To the Museum's acclaim it has achieved accreditation with the Museums Galleries Scotland and the Arts Council England. It has also been awarded Four-Star Museum status with Visit Scotland (Scottish Tourist Board).
The Museum exhibits are organized in chronological order. As you make your way around, you will view artefacts and objects, and historic documents and text that tell the story of the Clan Macpherson. At the start of the Museum's circuit, you will enjoy an audio-visual presentation to give you insight into the Clan system and the Macpherson Clan.
The Museum interior was refurbished in 2020. You can take a video tour of that renovation by going here.
The Chief of the Clan Macpherson is James B Macpherson of Cluny, the Clan's 28th Chief. Members of the Clan are fortunate to have their Chief living in Scotland. Referred to as "Cluny", he takes an active part in Clan activities and he has a strong presence in the Museum.
The Clan Macpherson Museum is owned and run by a registered charity, the Clan Macpherson Museum Trust (registered in Scotland, charity number SC020005).
There is no government or local authority funding available to the Clan Macpherson Museum. It relies totally on donations from visitors and members of the Clan Macpherson Association for its existence and continual growth.
Trip Advisory Board
We are proud to be a Scottish Tourist Board Four-Star Museum, have a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, be Assisted Wheelchair Access Registered and an Accredited Museum.
Good to Go, Scotland
We have been given the 'Good To Go, Scotland' award in recognition that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
The Museum is closed for
the season. See you in
Opening Hours: 1 April - 31 October will be:
10am to 5pm Monday - Saturday
12 Noon to 5pm Sunday
A minimum donation of £5 into the donation box, or ’Tap & Donate’ after your visit would be very welcome! Thank you for visiting us!