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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This delightful museum is tucked away in Aberdeen. It was a delight to visit. The staff was extremely helpful and there was so much to see and learn. As an American, I had heard of the Highlanders and knew of their reputation through the Churchill quote and movies, but I left the museum with a great history lesson.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice for morning coffee. The scones are made on the premises and are really lovely and tasty. The restaurant is run by volunteers who are very friendly and efficient. Not had lunch here but I hear its excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful old house and gardens,great little museum and fantastic coffee shop, the delightful Johnston Gardens are just round the corner,well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly local restaurant. We pop in for the afternoon special, (Tue - Fri only) of tea/coffee and a tray bake for only £3.20p The teas/meals are served by friendly volunteers. They also serve beautiful lunches. The tables have beautiful red poppy table cloths, with poppies in a vase, which brightens up the whole place. There are ceramic war poppies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to visit if you have a free morning or afternoon. There is a surprising amount to learn. Lots of artefacts and informative displays. Cafe is good, fresh cakes, scone etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily found by the No11 Bus from Union St or the X17 bus to Elrick from the Bus Station or Union St. Once the bus crosses the Dual Carriageway get off at the 2nd Stop and continue along a short distace turning left onto Viewfield Road. Parking is available. This is a wonderful musem for all ages and you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for people who are interested in knowing more about the Scottish contribution to the military force. Retired military staff are the hosts , who are very charming and knowledgable...often Narrates their own experiences ...kid friendly workshops are really good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Absolutely wonderful museum full of history about the Highlanders. Everyone was helpful and polite and so nice. Very hands on for children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great visit to this museum. Staff/guides very helpful and knowledgeable. Nice cafe but service very slow indeed.

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