The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen: Hours, Address, The Gordon Highlanders Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum
4.5
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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10 reasons to visit The Gordon Highlanders Museum Family friendly tours We’ve introduced easy to understand tours for all the family, which include a mini-figure hunt and free comics. The tour is suitable for children 5+. A touch of Hollywood Scottish actor Dougray Scott narrates a special film called “The Gordons Golden Thread.” Check it out when you visit, you won’t be disappointed. New film theatre New facilities including a 75-inch screen and bespoke seating in our film theatre for comfort and style. Audio tours are available in nine languages, including Doric. Classic tour 90 mins +/ Highlights Tour 45mins+ Our tours give an introduction to the Museum and share some fascinating stories from our Nationally Significant Collection. Try our exciting Cognito at the Museum Café. Relax in our Beautiful Victorian Walled Garden Visit our full-size replica World War One trench and see what life was like in the 14 -18 War. The only 5-star Visit Scotland attraction in Aberdeen
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Stephen C
Wollongong, Australia694 contributions
May 2022
We had a great guided tour lead by the very capable and engaging John and the personal touch just made the tour so much more enjoyable. There is a lot to take in and some very fine displays showcasing the long history of the regiment.
The Cafe was an added bonus and staff were wonderful.
Definately would recommend if you have a personal connection to the regiment, enjoy military or are just a history buff.
Written May 20, 2022
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I will pass your compliments onto John who will be very pleased to hear your comments, he does certaily add the personal touch. I'm also glad you held our Cafe in high esteem as this all adds to the quality expereince we strive to achieve. Thanks for your recommendation and taking time to visit.
Written May 25, 2022
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ajm549
Aberdeen, UK215 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a small, well run museum at the far edges of walking distance from the centre of the town. The regiment shows an astonishing history of this famous Scottish regiment. Well worth taking the audio guide but remember to only press the play button just as you are ready to listen otherwise you might miss the first few words. Lovely little garden at the back in which you can take refreshments from the cafe. Even for small children there is enough to keep them amused. Look at the other features of the house which used to belong to famous Scottish artist George Reid.
Written July 26, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to note the highs of your visit, its great to feel appreciated. Thanks for visiting.
Written July 30, 2021
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Jimbo
Dunfermline, UK20 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Where to start....

This museum was absolutely brilliant. I did not have high hopes for it as my experience of similar museums has been a let down. I could not have been any more wrong that that.

We went here because my daughter is learning world war one and I thought it would be good for her learning.

Our tour guide whom I cannot remember the name of (sorry I am not good with names) was brilliant. A wealth of knowledge and shared some wonderful stories with us on our visit. I have a 6 year old and a 9 year old (girls) who you would think they would get bored. They were not bored at all.

My favourite section would be the armoury. Seeing some of the old guns brought back fond memories of my days as an army cadet. Our tour guide and I shared our thoughts on the old Bren Gun and the SA 80 rifle.

Out doors you will find a trench that they have made to give you an idea of what it was like in trench warfare.

A real hidden gem. I really cannot recommend it enough. Covid restricted your freedom to walk round the exhibits and you were on a time slot but it did not impact how I felt about this place.

Absolutely brilliant and I will go back once Covid over just so I can spend more time looking around and reading things.

Amazing place!!!!

Last note... Ask your guide about the Japanese flag you will see when you go round it.
Written October 19, 2020
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your family visit with us and we do try and make our tour appealing to all ages. Recently we have had a number of families in during the school holidays and it is heart warming to hear enthusiastic children with an interest in history. Hopefully we will see you again next year to visit some new exhibitions again for all ages. Thanks and stay safe.
Written November 4, 2020
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Dawn W
1 contribution
Oct 2021
After living in Aberdeen for past 19 years we finally made it to the Gordon Highlanders Museum! Booked a family ticket online including a tour guide. Our amazing guide was Bert Innes….a true gentleman. What an experience- Bert was knowledgeable and interesting and captivated us with his stories and facts. Highly recommend a visit!
Written October 19, 2021
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Thank you for coming and thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. As you say Bert is a true gentleman and his wealth of knowledge is tremendous, he is such an asset to the Museum. Please don't leave it 19 years until your next visit!
Written October 22, 2021
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Isobel S
7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
I’ve been bringing my children here since they were small . It’s an amazing museum and so personal . I think it’s made them appreciate how hard it actually was in the war . Only niggle I have is the tea room was always run by lovely volunteers -now it seems it runs by another coffee shop and it’s prices reflect that -
Written July 25, 2021
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Thanks for your continual support of The Gordon Highlanders Museum, we do like the personal touch. Our cafe is now run as a community partnership between ourselves and a local cafe brand. This has given us assistance especially after being closed for so long. We still have lovely helpful volunteers in all areas of the Museum including the cafe on most days.
Written July 28, 2021
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gintyjane
scotland76 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a lovely wee museum. We were greeted by everyone we met all of whom are clearly very proud of their Highlander heritage. Displays were interesting, colourful, well laid out and the audio guide was a great addition. Had tea and scone in the beautiful gardens.
Written July 10, 2021
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Thank you for visiting our Museum. The audio guide is a new addition to the Museum this season and is proving very popular. The gardens this year as you say are looking beautiful and have been filling up with Museum and Cafe visitors a like especially in this lovely weather.
Written July 14, 2021
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icepick80
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands723 contributions
Feb 2020
The staff of this museum is what makes it tick. Passionate volunteers are willing to tell you a lot about the history of the highlanders. The museumtour starts with a short movie and after that you can watch the displays in the museum. One of the volunteers took me out to see the trenches they have build outside.
The tearoom servers a nice lunch and seems to be popular not only with museum visitors.
Written February 26, 2020
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Passionate volunteers are definitely willing to tell the story of The Gordon Highlanders and help keep our History Alive. Our Duchess Jean Tea Room is very popular with locals as well as Museum Visitors. Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Written February 27, 2020
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cranfk
Aberdeen, UK39 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We had a super evening for my husband’s special birthday. Ian was extremely helpful with the organisation and responded promptly to emails. We had a champagne reception and a guided tour, followed by a lovely meal in the very special dining room with all the trimmings.
Service was great as was the food. Would really recommend for a special occasion.
Thanks to the tour guides who had personal stories that brought the exhibits to life. Thought provoking.
Written May 25, 2022
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ClanFraserTravels
Aberdeen, UK121 contributions
Aug 2021
I Have visited theGordon Highlander museum on several occasions. This was by ar the best.
The new exhibits and the Golden Thread line was very interesting and informative.
TheGordons Highlanders was my family’s regiment with several family members having served in various inflicts and campaigns .all of the above were mentioned in the tour.
Ifoundthe whole experience immensely interesting.
Written February 3, 2022
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Thanks for taking the time to review and say how we have improved our experience. We think the film "The Gordons Golden Thread is great too...!
Written April 4, 2022
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staycheeky
Aberdeen, UK119 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s been a while since I visited this museum and there have been a few changes. The museum is fantastic with lots of interesting displays and information. A new outside area which is a mock up of one of the trenches. You need a guide to view this. Roy was our man and wow, he has so much knowledge. He also gave us information when we viewed some of the other rooms and I could have listened to him all day. We only had 2 hours to spare this time which included a visit to the cafe. The staff were very good to us and the food was lovely. This museum is a must for anyone visiting the area but give yourself plenty of time because there is a lot to see. We didn’t get a chance to see the gardens but next time we will allow longer. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. We will be back, meantime, “Stay Cheeky.”
Written February 14, 2020
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Always great to hear such positive responses. We all love and have great pride in our museum. The trench has proved most popular and Roy does have a terrific knowledge of The Gordon Highlanders. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit showcasing 'Our History with Our Hospitality'.
Written February 15, 2020
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