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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
+44 1224 311200
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Ranked #1 of 106 Attractions in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: "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... more » Owner description: "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 « less
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Upon arrival, the volunteer staff at the reception desk gave a very warm welcome. Entrance fee is £6.5. Free if you want to visit the Tea Room and Gift Shop. Another staff took us to a video room. 15 minutes. Very informative and very well produced. Checked out several rooms in the museum. Met with another veteran who volunteered every... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One of the best museums, the staff are fantastic, the tour guide was very informative, and to end it they have a coffee shop that's to die for, definitely worth visiting.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very well laid out and informative museum. great for kids and adults. Guides are knowledgeable and add an extra dimension to the experience. cafe is excellent value for money with large por twins and well made tasty food. Visited thinking we would stay 30 mins but before we knew it it was 2 and a half hours....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

this is a must for any one who want to find out the history of this Scottish regiment and the battle honours the won it is history brought to life. also a great place for a cup of tea and home bakes in the cafe.

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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our company hired the Sir Jack Howard Room for an afternoons wine tasting event. I have to say our experience from our initial inquiry to the end of our event was 5 star. Firstly the venue is 1st class. Very well maintained and quality exhibits. Lots to see, enough to spend all day in there. Secondly and most importantly I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The knowledge of all the staff was incredible, we learnt so much and spent so much in the souvenir shop. Would recommend to anyone wishing to visit. Ann Parks is there in attendance on Fridays and her knowledge is vast.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great little cafe be it for coffee and cake, afternoon tea or lunch.you will not be disappointed. Many people come to use the restaurant alone without visiting the Museum but I advise you visit it also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE EXIT , ENJOYED EVERY BIT, they were training local youth also to assist as i walked through the door , former Gordon Highlanders could be heard talking to visitors a fountain of knowledge asking about any links to the regiment ,and discussing all the regimental history , with small cosy cafe, small but well stocked... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a fantastic tour of the museum, including some fantastic personalized attention from the guides present. A very rich history with some really nice displays. Very reasonable entry fee too.

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Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very informative and interesting with knowledgeable staff. The tea room was lovely with great food and excellent service.

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