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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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Address: St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1224 311200

"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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Lovely venue, very informative and helpful staff

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was interested as my uncle had been in the Goron Highlanders. It's part of our heritage Displays and film very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum this week. The volunteers were so enthusiastic and knowledgable. The film of WW1 was so moving as was seeing soldiers' equipment and personal belongings. We thoroughly recommend a visit to this wonderful museum and make sure you have time to visit the cafe. We plan to go again soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Museum to find information about a relative who was killed in the First World War. All the staff were very helpful and informative, and even let me have a read of a book about the Gordon's to try and find out more information. I left details to try and get get more details. The Tea Room is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch today and was very impressed by the speed of service. Must really be run like a military operation from a logistics point of view but it was a very friendly efficiency. Only does soup, sandwiches, baked potatoes and quiche so no full plate options. Had soup and sandwich option and soup was good and sandwich fresh... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a brilliant for every age. There is also a lovely cafe bar with decent food. The tour guides always sound like they know what there doing. Its located near Rubislaw Quarry and it looks for the outside quite nice. It perfect to show young adults so they realise what people have sacrificed for our freedom.

Thank Bruce H
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a must for me as my grandfather was in this regiment our guide was very knowledge and interesting we then had a coffee in dinning hall .The meals they were serving looked very nice.Please visit this museum its an eye opener.

1 Thank macduff622016
Millport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free guided tour by ex Gordon Highlander NCO. Very informative. Excellent 'tea' in cafe afterwards. Well stocked gift shop

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A wonderful visit from the moment we stepped through the door. Lovely lunch at the museum before we began our tour. The video presentation sets the scene so well and our tour - led by Sandy - was truly excellent.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A place to bring your young kids to learn about Aberdeen or North Scotland history. Also a good place to bring non-scottish visitors to learn more about north Scotland. Aberdeen is always known for oil and Whisky. Little is known about the special forces called the Gordon Highlanders. So the museum is basically about a special forces army which comes... More 

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