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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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Address: St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
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+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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Great coffee shop! We'll be back

Having lived in Aberdeen off and on for many, many years my friend and I have never visited The Gordon Highlanders Museum. We decided we to change that and whilst we didn't have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in Aberdeen off and on for many, many years my friend and I have never visited The Gordon Highlanders Museum. We decided we to change that and whilst we didn't have time for a tour this visit, we thought we'd check out the cafe vibe. We were pleasantly surprised - coffee and scones were spot on and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on Saturday 18th February 2017 & spent an enjoyable few hours here. I was very impressed by the range of exhibits but even more impressed by the army of extremely knowledgeable volunteers who were always on hand to help, answer questions & chat to the visitors. This really made all the difference to our visit as nothing was... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Gordon Highlanders Museum today (Feb 17), with my sons (ages 11 and 9). My older son was doing a project at school on WW1 and wanted to write his reports with a local angle. We asked the first guide if there was anything on uniforms and what the men wore. He couldn't have been more helpful.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good venue for lunch. Excellent menu. cafe run by volunteers. Beautiful garden and museum well worth a look if you are interested in the history of the regiment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with husband, teenage son & elderly father-in-law., a disabled amputee & dementia sufferer. The staff could not have been more helpful, making sure all the areas were accessible (opening double doors, moving chairs in the small theatre, helping to get the mobility scooter into the lift to the lower level & generally being patient). Special thanks to Mike, a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum tells the extraordinary 200 year story of “the Finest Regiment in the World!”* original medals and weapons on display. Guides that are there are super helpful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The retired folks were our free guides and they were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. Their families were involved in the history of Gordon Highlanders! The Duchess Jean tea room serves yummy food with a very reasonable price! My fave part is the dress up area. It's my first time to wear a kilt! We had so much fun!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made our annual trip today, three generations one of whom is 19 1/5 and has been visiting since he was a little boy - he had great fun trying on all the uniforms and having his picture taken. Lovely afternoon tea with warmed up cheese scones which had the approval of my 86 year old mother! Highlight as always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gordon Highlanders cafe is an absolute gem. Great location if you want to meet friends in a friendly environment and of course enjoy great food, service and surroundings. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Aberdeen and looking for somewhere outside the centre of town to enjoy a light lunch or an afternoon cuppa. Parking on site is also an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very good museum to visit for all ages. Guides are all retired Gordon Highlanders and can guide you through all the numerous exhibits with stories to tell, some sad, some funny. Young children can have some fun in the small dressing up area. After your visit,don't leave without sampling the treats in the Duchess Jean tearoom (also run by volunteers).... More 

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