The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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 Museum in Aberdeen.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Howard B
    New Jersey287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As Good As Any Military Museum in the UK
    As I had been at the 1994 Edinburgh Military Tattoo featuring, "Farewell to the Gordons," I wanted to see the museum of a regiment I was already familiar with. It's a nice bus ride from downtown on the 4,5, or 6 bus, Queen's Road is particularly pretty, and a short walk from the bus stop. The building is definitely not what you would picture a military museum being housed in; it's a former home and studio of artist Sir George Reid and is itself worthy of study. They offer an audio guide or a human guide, I went for the latter, a man named Stewart who knew everything there was to know and was the perfect guide: outgoing, friendly and knowledgeable. There are rooms galore stuffed with artifacts dating back to the 18th century. The Gordons fought almost everywhere so most conflicts are documented. One of the little things I noticed was one of the display cases said it was provided by Dame Judi Dench. How's that for having friends in high places? I have been to many, and I mean MANY, British military museums since the Imperial War Museum in London in 1992, and this is certainly one of the top collections. Add to it the cozy setting in a home instead of a huge building and you have a wonderful place to spend a few hours.
    Hello Howard B Thank you for taking your time to visit us here at The Gordon highlanders Museum. Thank you again for all your positive comments and feedback, we are all proud of our Museum. I will pass your thanks onto Stewart, who tells a great story and has a great knowledge of The Regiment. I love your summing up; "A wonderful place to spend a few hours"
    Written May 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Nigel Findlater
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Introducing my daughters to there family history
    This place keeps alive the long history of the Gordon Highlanders. The guides where very knowledgable and take a lot of pride in history. Everyone was very friendly and shared how it was like in the Gordon Highlanders. This place if definately worth a visit
    Hi Nigel Thank you for taking the time to visit The Museum and thank you for your positive 5 star review. it is always great to pass on the family history and be proud of your Gordon Highlanders heritage. Thaks for your recommendation.
    Written August 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Millivanillicat
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fantastic museum! 😊
    Absolutely fantastic place! So interesting and so much to look at, the armoury in particular was amazing! Loved the guided tour around the trenches with stories about the guides grandpa! Longest we've spent in a museum, we'll worth a visit 😊
    Hi Folks You are absolutely fantastic yourselves! You can tell that we all love telling stories and passing on our passion. Thank you for taking the time to visit and thank you for taking the time for your review.
    Written September 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
  • CestVrai
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it, excellent team and visitor experience
    We visited today and we are so glad we did. Fantastic museum, warm friendly and incredibly knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Well worth a visit. Thank you so much for the whole experience and the cafe… lovely, clean and excellent choice and value.
    Hello Folks Thanks for the great vote of confidence. We love meeting visitors and telling our story, glad you rated our hospitality tops too!
    Written November 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 8, 2023
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ajm549
Aberdeen, UK215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Stephen C
Wollongong, Australia777 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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staycheeky
Aberdeen, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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gintyjane
scotland78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Isobel S
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Dawn W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Gordon D
London, UK261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Visited the museum whilst staying in Montrose, our father and our uncle were both in the Gordon Highlanders, will get them to do some research for us. Found our uncle mentioned in the book St Valarie and the Aftermath.
A lot of very interesting items on show, some film shows and a mock up trench out in the gardens, very informative, you can walk about with hand held eletronic guides at your own pace.
Set in very nice gardens, refreshments available from the cafe and a small gift shop
Written September 3, 2022
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Hello Gordon D With relatives in the Gordons we especially like to meet you to see if we can fill in any blanks in your family history. Alwatys willing to help. St Valerie and the Aftermath is a great publication to start at. Thanks for taking the time to visit and review.
Written September 24, 2022
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Howard B
New Jersey287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
As I had been at the 1994 Edinburgh Military Tattoo featuring, "Farewell to the Gordons," I wanted to see the museum of a regiment I was already familiar with. It's a nice bus ride from downtown on the 4,5, or 6 bus, Queen's Road is particularly pretty, and a short walk from the bus stop. The building is definitely not what you would picture a military museum being housed in; it's a former home and studio of artist Sir George Reid and is itself worthy of study. They offer an audio guide or a human guide, I went for the latter, a man named Stewart who knew everything there was to know and was the perfect guide: outgoing, friendly and knowledgeable. There are rooms galore stuffed with artifacts dating back to the 18th century. The Gordons fought almost everywhere so most conflicts are documented. One of the little things I noticed was one of the display cases said it was provided by Dame Judi Dench. How's that for having friends in high places? I have been to many, and I mean MANY, British military museums since the Imperial War Museum in London in 1992, and this is certainly one of the top collections. Add to it the cozy setting in a home instead of a huge building and you have a wonderful place to spend a few hours.
Written April 26, 2023
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Hello Howard B Thank you for taking your time to visit us here at The Gordon highlanders Museum. Thank you again for all your positive comments and feedback, we are all proud of our Museum. I will pass your thanks onto Stewart, who tells a great story and has a great knowledge of The Regiment. I love your summing up; "A wonderful place to spend a few hours"
Written May 3, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chaz T
Canton, OH9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Well worth the time and effort. Very informative on the Gordon Highlanders. I did not know what to expect but the facility, information and friendly staff made this a fantastic experience. If you think you might not be interested in the Gordon Highlanders you will be pleased after you experience the museum. I will be go back the next time I am in Aberdeen.
Written November 3, 2022
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Wonderful, so happy you rated us 5 star! Look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks for visiting and thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
Written December 21, 2022
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Kellyanne W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
I have visited this museum numerous times so that says alot! The cafe is lovely and the servers are all so friendly. My dad being an ex Gordon Highlander I enjoyed hearing my dad talk about his army days and with the exhibts on display I could get a real visual of what it was like. Highly recommend
Written January 15, 2020
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The Gordon Highlanders Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $11.71, while a popular guided tour starts around $25.35 per person.



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