The Clan Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore is now closed for the winter. We will reopen on April 1, 2023.
Inverness-shire, PH20 1DE
SatNav reference: 57.063375, -4.123986
Telephone/Fax: 44 (0)1540 673332
The Museum is located at the junction of the A86 Fort William Road and B9150 Perth Road, open 1 April to 31 October. Thursday to Monday: 11am to 1.30pm & 2-6pm, Wednesday: 2-6pm, Tuesday: closed. You can follow this link to Bing maps to aid you in getting directions or you can go to this page to get detailed instructions for travelling to see us by car, train, bus or cycling.
Subject to the Curator's availability, an appointment may be made to visit out of normal hours by special arrangement. Admission is free, and donations to the collection boxes are most welcome. Assisted Wheelchair Access is certified by Visit Scotland. Disabled facilities include access, parking and toilets. The entire exhibition is at ground floor level. Arrangements to view items not on display may be made by prior appointment with the Curator.
Our Macpherson Electronic Museum (the MEM) is available for those who cannot travel to Newtonmore. It is an 'electronic' representation of the physical Museum, and it is available in virtual mode from the menu of this page. Its principal purpose is to permit the Clan Macpherson members around the globe to learn more about their heritage.
The MEM was conceived and implemented by Rod Clarke, a stalwart supporter of the Museum over many years. The Trustees and the Association would like to express their heartfelt thanks to him for this project.
The Clan Macpherson Museum is owned and run by a registered charity, the Clan Macpherson Museum Trust (registered in Scotland, charity number SC020005). Visitors making use of the Museum either in Newtonmore or via the Web) for research and similar purposes are encouraged to consider making a donation to the Trust. Please send your donation to the Hon. Treasurer, details for whom can be found on the Association Officers page.
The Museum is not actively seeking new additions to its collection. To accept a new artefact it must not only be interesting in itself but also have a clear connection with the Clan Macpherson and a story linked to it. If you wish to donate an item, please e-mail the Curator at and attach a photograph of the item and the story for consideration by the Acquisition and Exhibits Sub-Committees.
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.
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.