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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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Address: St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1224 311200
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Description: "The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill described...
"The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. So why not come and see why? A wonderful day out and a fantastic welcome await you at The Gordon Highlanders Museum where we are committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of this world-famous Regiment. The Museum is a Visit Scotland 5* attraction (the only 5* military museum in Scotland). It is located at St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid. However the Gordon Highlanders Museum is more than just a museum - it has a wonderful tea room, a gift shop and beautiful gardens all of which are staffed by volunteers and can offer conference and fine dining facilities as well. The Museum, in addition to displaying the permanent collection, has a full programme of events throughout the year, including a major annual exhibition (at present 'Shattered Hopes - The Gordon Highlanders in 1914'). It also provides an excellent learning and outreach programme to schools and community groups throughout the North East of Scotland, courtesy of our Education sponsors. The Gordon Highlanders Museum is an independent self-financed charity that receives no public subsidy. It is reliant upon visitors, donations and sponsorship to maintain its current range of activities. Opening Times: Early February - Late November Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm
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A little gem in the west end of Aberdeen

Excellent service, all staff volunteers and very pleasant. Food excellent and setting and grounds lovely. A very pleasurable visit whether it be for morning coffee, lunch or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, all staff volunteers and very pleasant. Food excellent and setting and grounds lovely. A very pleasurable visit whether it be for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is a "must" if you have any interest in Scottish military history. I have taken many visitors there, including a number of senior officers from the Pakistan Army. All have been delighted with their experience. Maximum use of the small establishment has been made. Thus, it does not represent a marathon walk to view the exhibits. The latter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great museum with an excellent all encompassing display, exhibited with pride and commitment. I was guided around by a retired man of the Regiment by the name of George....worth his weight in gold, knowledgable charming and funny. A great collection of fascinating artefacts held together with great displays and films. Highly recommend

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Set in beautifully kept grounds this museum is a fantastic place to spend a very interesting and educational couple of hours. The guides are very knowledgeable and the children really enjoyed finding out about the young drummer boy and dressing up!! End your visit with a visit to the tea room and a walk around the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Hidden away in a secluded area of Aberdeen is one of the most enlightening and descriptive military museum that I have come across in Scotland. Dedicated to the locally raised Gordon Regiments of Highlanders its living proof of the bravery and dedication to service of those who served with these regiments. The history of their development and service can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

most interesting place to visit and a fabulous coffee shop also there is a guy there who is an absolute whiz at mounting your medals properly for you and it does not cost an arm and a leg, Bravo Zulu

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a marvellous museum situated just outside Aberdeen city centre. The visit begins with a very informative video that manages to summarise 200 or so years of regimental history in 19 minutes (although it could do with updating to include amalgamation into the Royal Regiment of Scotland). The galleries are very well laid out (better and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited with my 10 and 12 year old kids and wife. Fascinating museum packed full of artefacts from the 200 years of this world reknowned Scottish Regiment. Kids just loved the medals and weapons room, but also the vast array of pictures, uniforms and stories of this old regiment. Staff were friendly and very keen to show us as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My visit to the museum was initially to meet a researcher for history on my grandfathers service with the Gordon's. The researcher Stewart Mitchell and all the staff both in the cafe and museum were so friendly and accomodating with our children. The kids got to try on some uniforms and had great fun with the interactive displays. A visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The all volunteer staff at this museum are second to none. They are the friendliest, most courteous and thoroughly knowledgeable folks I have yet to meet. We basically had the most detailed private tour of our trip yet. If you want to know a detailed history of the Gordon Highlanders Regiment and see a vast and fascinating array of artifacts... More 

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Address: St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1224 311200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen

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