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“Great”

The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Ranked #2 of 160 things to do in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed June 1, 2013

lovely café, with a good selections of teas and cakes. The volunteers there are all very friendly. The museum is also very interesting, it is quite information heavy so probably not for those who don't have an interest in history, however I know they run good school trips.

1  Thank Lanarkgal
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Facility has just been re-furbished to a high standard. Café excellent with home bakes. The museum guides were knowledgable and interesting. The gardens were well maintained. A "must" visit when in Aberdeen

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

An excellent museum to visit with all that regimental history to look at and atmosphere. Even though abit out of the way it is worth it.

1  Thank wahaejock
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Really lovely cafe ran by volunteers - all home made and a nice little garden area as well. A fab museum that everyone should visit!,

1  Thank Lynne F
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I found this to be an excellent military/historical museum. I've also attended a couple of functions here (business meetings) and the facilities are good with above average catering.

1  Thank cdnmojo
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