Inverness, Scotland, IV2 5E2
Phone: 0844 493 2159
The course of British, European and world history was changed here at Culloden on 16 April 1746. It was here that the Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians for a Stuart king. The British army was equally determined to stop this happening. The ferocious European war had come to Scotland - dividing families and setting clan against clan. There are many different stories about Culloden. Visitors often have their own views on the battle, the events that led up to it and those that flowed from it. Now, 250 years on, Culloden is still a site that connects us intimately with our past. Below the surface, however, things are rarely as they first seem. For example, according to family history, the Great Pipes of Baleshare displayed at the opening of the exhibition were played at Culloden - but by a piper on the government, not the Jacobite side.
The machine is located at the entrance to the gift shop. You do not have to pay the admission price to go to the gift shop. Admission prices: Adult - £11.00, Single Adult Family - £22.00, Family - £26.00. If you are visiting more historic Scotland sites, purchase a multi-day Explorer Pass to get in to 78 historic sites in the country, as it is much cheaper than buying tickets individually. Members of Historic Scotland get free entry for a year & 20% discount in the shops. Two adults and up to six children membership is £84.55. Individual fees are cheaper. Hours of operation are: February 1st - March 31st daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (16:00). April 1st - May 31st daily 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (17:30), June 1st - August 31st daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (18:00), September 1st - October 31st daily 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (17:30), November 1st - December 31st daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (16:00), Closed 24 Dec - 1 Feb, Battlefield open daily, all year. Plenty of parking for a fee.
There are four designs available from a "Penny Press" wheel cranked machine (Looks and operates exactly like a Coin Crafters "Penny Pincher" machine). Each cost £1.00 on an English or Scottish penny that you supply.
Designs all have a beaded border with 'Culloden':
1. (V) A Jacobite warrior with 'Cùil Lodair'.
2. (H) A Scottish Highland cow with 'Scotland'.
3. (H) The Culloden memorial cairn with 'Cùil Lodair'.
4. (H) Scottish symbol (Jacobite star?) with 'Cùil Lodair'.
(Cùil Lodair is Scottish Gaelic for Culloden.)
G.P.S. coordinates: Latitude 57° 28' 37.4988" Longitude: -4° 5' 32.1936"
May 19, 2014. Machine rolling excellent images with very slight tails (see scans below) on pre-1992 97% copper English pennies. MWHTH