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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
+44 1224 311200
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Meeting space

Nice room overlooking garden hired as a meeting room. But cramped but coffee and tea pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorna D
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We were given a very warm welcome and the volunteers were very knowledgeable. The museum had lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aberdeen, 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 via mobile

Nice room overlooking garden hired as a meeting room. But cramped but coffee and tea pleasant. Staff a little stuffy and not at all relaxed. Could lighten up a little bit to engage with public.

Thank Lorna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were given a very warm welcome and the volunteers were very knowledgeable. The museum had lots of interactives and has lots of great stories. Not to forget the tea room it is filled with friendly faces and the scones are ace!

1  Thank Lauzza24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandfather was a Gordon Highlander and we took a lot of his photos in to the museum when he passed, They were so enthusiastic and kind, very interested in what we had and were able to identify people in the photos, It was like...More

1  Thank Heather194
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire museum is lovely, even the building itself. Interesting and good for children. Nice cafe and garden

1  Thank Cristina R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been meaning to write this review for quite some time as I visited the museum in July of this year. My wife and I took a week long roadtrip around Scotland and this was certainly one of the highlights. First of all it...More

1  Thank new22003
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the Gordon Highlanders cafe in Aberdeen and what a friendly place to go for a nice coffee and beautiful home cooked food!! Such a dedicated team of people that make this cafe a definite place to visit to experience the museum with amazing...More

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Went in with low expectations typical of aberdeen attractions however was very pleasingly surprised. Very interesting exhibits, particularly downstairs, and very informative and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Jack G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great staff and service and a cosy café. Good for work events, meetings etc. Also an interesting museum - kids will love it too.

1  Thank whitecube4
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was fantastic reading and seeing the history of the Gordon Highlanders. The Museum is also kept to a very high standard.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

grate place to visit in Aberdeen Scotland told all the history and met some old Gordon highlanders its a pity that they have bean disbanded

1  Thank Scott A
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5 February 2017|
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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.
Lachlan M
6 January 2017|
Response from Lachlan M |
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3 October 2016|
Response from Bryan S | Property representative |
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