A Family Friendly Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum offers a range of fun, engaging activities for kids and their families. The Museum is for children and grown-ups alike; everyone is encouraged to enjoy and appreciate our collection and displays.


When children come to visit with their families, they can:

Visit ‘Camo Corner’ within our main exhibition space. This area allows children to try on 4 different uniforms in front changing landscapes behind them. 

Use our FREE museum App to play games and find out more information. 

Touch items from our handling collection which are placed throughout the musuem. For 2017, many of these items relate to our temporary exhibition ‘Citizen Soldiers’. 

Complete the ‘Tunic Trail’, ‘Bydandy Quiz’ and ‘Bydandy Picture Game’ as they venture around the museum. 

Visit our cafe, select a number of yummy options from our children’s menu and use their artistic skills to colour in Bydandy colouring sheets.

Get some fresh air in our lovely musuem gardens. 

And more!

Check out What’s On for family friendly activities.

Travel Through Time With Bydandy!

The Gordon Highlanders Museum would like to present the newest member to the team. BYDANDY!

Bydandy is not just any Gordon Highlander; he is a magical stag that can explore the history of The Gordon Highlanders like no other! Bydandy has inherited special powers through a family heirloom enabling Bydandy to travel through the 200 year history of The Gordon Highlanders. With his chum, Pipes, he explores and goes on many adventures. With his ability to bend the space/time continuum, Bydandy has the powers to discover history first hand and pass this information onto you!

Bydandy has his very own comic! When children come to visit with their families, they can: Travel Through Time With Bydandy is a very special comic telling the story of Bydandy. Where is Bydandy from? Why is Bydandy magical? How can he bend the space/time continuum? Find out the answers to all these questions and more by reading this exciting adventure which can be found within our main exhibition room.

Ready to explore?

Come visit the museum today or drop in for a coffee and cake at our excellent Duchess Jean Tearoom.

Opening Hours

Summer – Tue-Sat: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sun-Mon: Closed

Winter – Tue-Sat: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Sun-Mon: Closed



Get More Out Of Your Visit!

Download the free Gordon Highlanders Museum app now



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