The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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St Luke's Viewfield Road
AB15 7XH

From the Napoleonic wars to the modern day, you can re-live the compelling and dramatic story of The Gordon Highlanders through our spectacular and interactive displays. Following in the footsteps of serving soldiers, our museum takes you on an eye-opening journey through the history of one of the most famous regiments in the British Army. It is a story spanning 200 years of world history and 19 Victoria Crosses and is packed with tales of courage and tenacity on the battlefield. The Museum is housed in the former home and studio of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid and offers a range of facilities and services to its visitors.

Further information

Opening Hours:

February - November Sunday & Monday CLOSED ALL DAY Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm December & January See website for opening times and information


£7.00 adults £5.00 concessions £3.50 children £14.00 Family


  • Museums Association

Travel directions:

The Museum is located on Viewfield Road, off Queen’s Road and forms part of the Highland Tourist Route in and out of Aberdeen. By Car There is free car parking in the grounds and further parking 300 yards down the road at Johnston Gardens. By Bus Buses 11 or X17 from Union St, Aberdeen.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Auditorium
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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