The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The only 5-star Visit Scotland attraction in Aberdeen, our Regimental Museum tells the extraordinary 200 year story of “the Finest Regiment in the World!”

Volunteering At The Museum

Volunteering can be such a rewarding experience. Why not find out more about Volunteering at the Museum

Conferences & Events

Book your next conference or event at The Gordon Highlanders Museum; a most unique venue in Aberdeen

Become A Friend

Why not support the Museum by becoming a Friend of The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Help Us Preserve The Legacy of The Gordon Highlanders

Find out more about donating or leaving us a legacy

Regimental Dinners

With exceptional cuisine, beautiful surroundings and a remarkable 200 year history, experience the charm and ceremony of a traditional Regimental Dinner at The Gordon Highlanders Museum


The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The North East of Scotland. For two hundred years this spectacular landscape gave us the men who made one of the finest regiments the British Army has ever seen – The Gordon Highlanders. 

Forming the ranks were farmers and fishermen, ghillies and labourers, aristocrats and university students. Ordinary men with an extraordinary sense of duty; all with a story to tell.

These stories are brought to life at The Gordon Highlanders Museum by exploring our Nationally Significant Collection. Guided by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers retrace the remarkable history of these famous fighting men of the North East.

Situated in the fashionable west end of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the former home of leading Scottish artist Sir George Reid, The Gordon Highlanders Museum and Café, ‘Cognito at the Museum’ offer a warm, friendly welcome to all our visitors and is a great day out.

But we are more than just a Museum! We also offer a first class conference venue, unique private and corporate fine dining, group tours and school visits. 

The only Visit Scotland 5-Star Attraction in Aberdeen, the Museum tells the extraordinary 200 year story of “the Finest Regiment in the World!”*

*Sir Winston Churchill 1900

                                OPENING HOURS:                              Tuesday – Saturday:                                             10:00 – 16:30                (last museum admission 15.00)

 [email protected]


"Been round the museum several times and hosted three Waterloo dinners. You will not find a better place to hold a special dinner than the Gordon RHQ." - John


"All the people who work here are volunteers. There are lots of interesting things to look at, including weaponry, medals, paintings etc..." - Margaret 


"[The Museum] is a super place to visit. Set inside the gorgeous home of a former artist it is very well organized and easy to explore." - Lightfader


"It is a veritable treasure trove, beautifully laid out with lots of information. There are also lots of very well educated guides who bring the museum alive." - Hank



Normandy Ceremony to Remember Fallen Scottish Heroes

On Saturday the 12th of June 2021, a poignant ceremony was held in the village of Manneville-es-Plains, Normandy, just a few miles inland from the beaches of St Valery-en-Caux, where exactly 81 years earlier thousands of British soldiers of the 51st (Highland)...

read more

Help Us Preserve The Legacy of The Gordon Highlanders

Find out more about donating or leaving us a legacy

Donate Now