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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 "little" museum which had a large collection of displays showing the military history of the... read more

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Fabulous service and the best cheese scone ever. Nice to have a china mug for the coffee. Enjoyed a... read more

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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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Great "little" museum which had a large collection of displays showing the military history of the Gordon Highlanders. The docents were all very helpful in making sure we had a great experience and answering questions. After touring the museum we wandered through the garden (which...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous service and the best cheese scone ever. Nice to have a china mug for the coffee. Enjoyed a walk around the gardens

1  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked round the museum which was informative. Unfortunately the service slow in cafe and manned by disinterested teenagers.We waited ages for our food which could have been made in a second. We had soup and a sandwich, soup was lovely but the sandwich looked nothing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As well as the museum being full of interesting things, and the story they tell about our local history, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our guide was very knowledgable and funny and offered us a.tour even though there were only four of us....More

2  Thank Cameron B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating history, well told through the introductory film. Wonderful display of silverware and very helpful volunteers to guide you around, especially to help choose one of the yummy treats on TeaRoom menu after the visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant - welcoming staff and nice cakes. The ladies and gentlemen who look after you in the restaurant could not be better.

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Bryan S, Chief Executive at The Gordon Highlanders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely endorsement. Our volunteers always enjoy chatting to our customers. Hope to see you back soon

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into museum with the air cadets from stonehaven as a activity to learn about the great Gordon Highlanders and what they represented

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to love! All of the above and more. Enjoy a great half day out when in Aberdeen come rain or shine. Staffed by volunteers who each have a story to tell about the Highlanders. Great food in the cafe with lots of tasty...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is tucked away in the outskirts of Aberdeen City. The museum covers the history of the Gordons up to and including there merger with the Highlanders. The Gordons suffered great loses in the First World War. entry to the museum is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite a revelation - and much more comprehensive than we expected. Fascinating! Very well compiled, we had an excellent youthful guide with a dry sense of humour. Worth doing

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Bryan S, Chief Executive at The Gordon Highlanders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Neale. Many visitors are surprised by just how much there is to see. Glad you had an enjoyable time

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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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