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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 105 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. At The Gordon Highlanders Museum, we are... more » Owner description: The 'Finest Regiment in the World' was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. At The Gordon Highlanders Museum, we are committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of the world-famous Gordon Highlanders for future generations. Based in the heart of north-east Scotland, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid, the Museum is constantly evolving. We aim to provide a wide range of unique experiences for all of our visitors. The Gordon Highlanders Museum is an independent self-financed museum, governed by a charitable trust. Opening Times: Early February - Late November Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The docents here were very attentive and knowledgable. I went alone, but my boys would have loved it, especially the armory. Other families with school age children were having a great time. Since the museum gets many school groups they are really prepared to engage kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great venue for special dinners. Range of rooms and menus. Friendly staff with a superb meal that was well served. Post dinner dram in the museum. Location has easy access to West end and city. Well recommended.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Small compact museum. Well laid out displays and plenty to see. Very helpful staff. I had my mother with me who has mobility problems. Nothing was too much for the staff to ensure see saw all the exhibits. The cafe has fresh homemade scones and jam. Well worth the admission price.

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Stadskanaal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We loved our visit to your museum. It was very interesting to learn about the Scottish military history in particalarly the Gordon devision. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. The teeroom had more than enough to choose from. We would defenitely come and visit again, next time we visit Scotland and the Aberdeen aria. I apoligize for my poor... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have been a visitor and a volunteer at the museum! Both experiences equally lovely. The museum is a little gem and the tea room is a relaxing, lovely place to have a bite. Even tho not profesionally trained, staff is always lovely and helpful! Definitely a place to visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a perfect outing for our family. It was an interesting collection of Scottish military history. It included an interactive room of military costumes (which led to much hilarity) and a delightful tea room (which led to much over-eating!). They offered a wheelchair for one member of the family who has difficulty walking/climbing. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited here with a 12 year old boy who is fascinated with anything to do with the military. he particularly loved the armoury and trying on the uniforms. was a great half day out and very educational. I loved the videos that were played they were a nice touch. Although I did not have young children with me I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited the museum today and were met by Ron which proved great. Lots of knowledge was passed onto us and the displays were fantastic.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very nice and interesting museum with a lovely personal guide which showed us around and gave personal stories on his experiences as a member of the Gordon Highlanders.

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Bearsden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

An excellent museum with very informative exhibits about the Gordon Highlanders, my grandfathers regiment. According to Winston Churchill The Gordon Highlanders were "The Finest Regiment in the World" and with so many battle honours you can see why. Staff very helpful and exhibits very good. Gardens are very peaceful and a place of tranquillity.

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