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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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

Very helpful guide (Tom) who could not have done more to make our visit better. An informative and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
via mobile
A worthy cause

A visit for coffee was most enjoyable. The volunteer staff serve excellent home bakes. The museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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
+44 1224 311200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very helpful guide (Tom) who could not have done more to make our visit better. An informative and well laid out museum.

2  Thank martyne57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit for coffee was most enjoyable. The volunteer staff serve excellent home bakes. The museum is well worth a visit and is very much in need of support from the public to ensure its continuation.

1  Thank F5822OZdavidb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely interesting military museum with exhibits very well displayed we didn't realise museum closed at 4.30 which was a shame as I would have liked longer there. There is shop and a cafe where we had a good pot of tea

1  Thank 70ish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I often go here to eat which is lovely typical old worldy and all who serve you are volunteers. They also sell lovely Scottish items worth a visit

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum while on a visit to see friends in Aberdeen and we were very impressed with this fantastic building with many displays telling the history of such a fine regiment,the staff were on the ball and the shop had a good selection...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a review of the cafe as I haven't been round the museum. It was all set to be an excellent review until I arrived at the till to pay. I had asked for a cream tea, and I knew the price for that...More

Thank Alastair N
Bryan S, Chief Executive at The Gordon Highlanders Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Please accept my apologies for the confusion over this issue. I will, of course, look into this and ensure that things are made clearer in the future. I am encouraged by the rest of your review however and for that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a fantastic little place! When we were planning our trip we were told not to waste our time. I'm glad we didn't listen. It is small but very cool! You have to have a tour guide walk you through and...More

1  Thank Wiskerlikins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit. The volunteers are all very friendly and informative. The restaurant is very tasty.

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a lovely trip to the museum and met some wonderful staff - all volunteers and all so knowledgeable and entertaining. The tea room was excellent - don't miss the home made cakes and scones. Really great trip out. Good parking too.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initially a group from the Donside Lodge from the Buffs went along to the Gordon Highlander Museum to present a cheque to their appeal assist with the on going upkeep of this fantastic historical museum that show cases the Gordon Highlanders a local Aberdeen regiment....More

1  Thank Derek and Chris S
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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
7 January 2017|
Response from Lachlan M |
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4 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