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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The museum is well laid out and interesting. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and clearly put their heart into it. It has a nice cafe, although we didn't eat here, so are unable to comment on the food. The only downside was the low lighting in the main display area which made it difficult to read some of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Quite a lot of history burried within this muesum. It was myself and my wife who visted this together however would be pefect for a family,

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a small but worthwhile museum to visit with friendly staff who are pleased to pass on their wealth of knowledge. We didn't eat in the café but had a coffee which was nice, although I was almost told off for trying to order a coffee from the counter rather than taking a seat (which I found amusing).

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Housed in a beautiful building within immaculate grounds the Gordon Highlanders Museum is an absolute joy to visit. Having been to many military museums throughout the UK I believe the Gordon Highlander Museum to be one of the most impressive. The staff are a very friendly and knowledgable bunch especially considering the majority of them are volunteers. Their depth of... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I can only review the cafe as I have never visited the museum. I take my father out for coffees and lunch regularly here, its a lovely place and the garden at the side of the cafe is definitely worth a wander round. Cafe has a good menu and everything presently nicely by the lovely ladies who serve you. Coffee... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Would recommend - something different and worthwhile and very informative. Amazing history and very Scottish

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Right from the moment I reached the front desk on an unplanned visit, I was impressed by the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the staff. A guide was able to show me around the museum and specifically to assist in my finding details of periods of the Regiment's history that were of particular interest to me. The museum is well... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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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