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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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"The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill...

"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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Ashamed to admit it, but our visit this year is the first time we have been to the Gordon Highlanders Museum although one of my uncles was in the Gordons but he sadly died in a... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ashamed to admit it, but our visit this year is the first time we have been to the Gordon Highlanders Museum although one of my uncles was in the Gordons but he sadly died in a Japanese POW camp in World War II. Not only is the museum chockfull of interesting and educational artefacts, the volunteers are so knowledgeable that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is informative about the Gordon Highlands and a good talk too thdm museum often holds fun nights too like Scottish music,singing talks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is perfect for anyone to visit. It is well laid out and full of the history of the regiment but also of the North-East of Scotland. It is in a lovely building and the cafe was ideal for lunch. It also has a lovely garden for a nice day. You can visit the cafe and garden for free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is very informative the staff know all the history it is part of the northeast of scotland You can act lily book a private corporate dinner

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum / restaurant is a jewel in terms of both historical. And cultural interest. The members of staff in both areas ( mostly volunteers ) are impressive in terms of their dedication and knowledge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether your visit has any family connection or not, The Gordon Highlanders Museum has much to offer those with an interest in history : with many examples of uniform ; weapons and paraphernalia to view. The staff are friendly and helpful and may even be able to help you trace a long-lost relative / or gain a better understanding of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been meaning to visit for a few years now, Mainly because my dad and granddad were in the Gordons. The museum is well laid out and the Volunteers are very informative without being in your face. Beautiful building and lovely tea room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been here before. Lovely place to visit and to eat. Really nice friendly staff, nice atmosphere and good food. There is only one thing that was rather annoying and it would be so easy to remedy. After we finished eating, it took ages before the plates were cleared away. We asked for more coffee and tea, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

loved this museum-went specifically there to do family research as ancestor was in the 92nd highlanders-gave them what information that we had & hoping that they can give us some more info. There was even a Grant room there-great. Lovely café attached, very friendly staff, all manned by volunteers, a great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum run as a charity. Exhibits are interesting for adults and children and the grounds of the museum are perfect for strolls in hit as. The staff are informative and are above and beyond friendly. The cafe is excellent selling nice coffee and tasty bakery products. All in all a lovely afternoon out.

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