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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
+44 1224 311200
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Great history and great museum

The Scottish highlander history is amazing and this museum tell the story on great way. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pétur Bjarni G
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Reykjahlíð, Sudur-Tingeyjarsysla, Iceland
Wonderful Visit

A charming regimental museum located in the beautiful city of Aberdeen telling the sporty of one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
saw863
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Fife, United Kingdom
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"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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St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Scottish highlander history is amazing and this museum tell the story on great way. It is a small museum but worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming regimental museum located in the beautiful city of Aberdeen telling the sporty of one of the worlds and Scotland’s finest regiment. Fully educational and inspiring to learn about this regiments great deeds. A very worthwhile visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum with friends in March on a rainy day and we found the museum very informative and interesting. The museum is small but staffed by guides who bring to life the role the Gordon Highlanders played in Scottish history which enthused me...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a couple of miles out of town, no.17 or 40 bus from Union Street. In an amazing old ex private house, which is also available for private dinners and events. The Regiment has a wonderful history and has fought in every theatre since...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I went to the Gordon Highlanders Museum for lunch in February. It is so lovely and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this museum in November 2017. My boyfriend's great grandfather was in the Gordon Highlanders and he had donated some of his medals to this museum. It was nice to see his medals and about the history of the Gordon Highlanders....More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Visited on Saturday the 24th of Feb, was given a tour by a man named (I think) Sandy Hamilton. He was an excellent, very knowledgeable guide and the museum had a wide range of interesting exhibits. I'd recommend this museum to anyone visiting Aberdeen.

1  Thank BiJiaan
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Lovely team room and gift shop attached to the museum. Hot drinks and freshly baked scones served in China cups, attentive service and charming surroundings.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

As someone who lives near Aberdeen with a keen interest in military history especially ww1 I finally got round to visiting this museum with a friend. What a great few visit this was and we were Impressed with everything, the exhibits, the guides and the...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic visit to this museum last week, so much so that five hours managed to pass us by! The volunteers and staff were so helpful from the moment we walked in the door, not to mention the wonderful stories we heard from...More

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Response from mr1051 | Reviewed this property |
I have just read your question so huge apologies for not replying sooner. I have no idea on the painting but if you give them a call I am sure they would let you know. Perhaps you have already done this.
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Hell Yes we have wheelchairs available. If you ask at reception someone will be able to bring one out to your car and help. Regards Bryan Snelling Chief Executive The Gordon Highlanders Museum
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