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The Gordon Highlanders Museum
The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum

St. Luke’s, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen , AB15 7XH

The Basics

Learn the compelling and dramatic 200-year-long story of the Gordon Highlanders, from the Napoleonic Wars through the Indian and South African campaigns, both World Wars, and the Cold War. At the Gordon Highlanders Museum—staffed entirely by volunteers—you’ll find displays of uniforms, medals, and weapons, alongside photography and film exhibits, interactive maps, and life-size models.

To save time at the entrance, prebook your admission ticket online. After browsing the exhibits, relax in the museum’s tea room or well-maintained gardens.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Aberdeen

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Wonderfully done!
Thomas_K, Aug 2022
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My wife is a Gordon and I came here with buddies to golf and wanted to see the museum. It was really great! Highly recommend for history buffs!
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The incredible museum
Franklin_N, Jul 2022
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My family had an awesome time.Staff was incredible,great experience in the trench.A place to be, History literally on display.We loved it
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Fantastic day
John_A, Jul 2022
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Was a great museum lots of great stories about a great regiment great history lesson for the younger generation
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Gordon highland tour
Tenisha_L, Mar 2022
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Had a great time wonderful staff. Volunteers were amazing brunch was good a knowledgeable and amazing group of people.
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Gordon Highlanders Museum
Sandra_O, Aug 2021
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Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. They have taken great care with the artefacts and presentation of the history of the Gordon Highlanders. I am looking forward to a return visit when the additional room is opened, where the uniforms will be displayed.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a must-visit for those interested in military history.

  • The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and has a small number of them available for guests to use.

  • The on-site gift shop sells souvenirs and military-related items.

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How to Get There

Part of the Highland Tourist Route, the museum sits on Aberdeen’s Viewfield Road, off Queen’s Road. If you’re traveling by car, park for free on the museum grounds or just down the road at Johnston Gardens. Alternatively, take bus 11 or X17 from Union Street in the city center. Get off at the stop around the corner from the museum, about a 2-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm. It’s closed on Sunday and Monday. Check the museum’s website for information on upcoming events and workshops.

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The Victoria Cross

Cast from the bronze of Russian cannon captured in the Crimean War, the Victoria Cross is the highest, most prestigious award for gallantry in the British Armed Forces. The museum displays 11 of the 19 Victoria Crosses awarded to Gordon Highlanders. Each represents a story of courage on battlefields as far apart as Afghanistan and the Western Front.

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