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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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

We enjoyed a fantastic visit to this museum last week, so much so that five hours managed to pass... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ksenkel26
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Tea room

First visit to the tea room and I think I have discovered a gem! Really delicious coffee and cake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Drcord
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Edinburgh, 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 3 days ago 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

2  Thank ksenkel26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the tea room and I think I have discovered a gem! Really delicious coffee and cake served by attentive staff. Good value. View over the Garden was delightful.

2  Thank Drcord
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I held my husband's 60th birthday celebration here. The ideal place for people who have an interest in the history of the Gordon Highlanders and the wars through the ages. The evening began with a drinks and canapés reception followed by a tour of the...More

1  Thank redford828
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is being upgraded but the parts we saw were very interesting, a guide gave us a short briefing then we looked round at leisure. A must for young people as not everyone really understands the Gordon highlanders part in the past wars that...More

1  Thank GeorgePGC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very informative place with knowledgeable staff , excellent food in a well run cafe if weather permits , a coffee in the garden is a treat

1  Thank mike33o
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen is a must for all visitors to the area. The museum expertly charts the history of The Regiment from its raising by the Duke and Duchess of Gordon, to its disbanding in the 1990s. This is achieved first and...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 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.

1  Thank Lorna D
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

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

1  Thank Cristina R
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BobbyDunsmuir147
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.
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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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