School Visits

The Museum offers a unique opportunity to ‘bring to life’ the learning undertaken in the classroom on World War One and World War Two curriculum projects.


 Planning to visit the Museum with your school or group?

A trip to The Gordon Highlanders Museum can be an exciting and exceptional experience for your pupils or group. It can help to explore a wide range of topics including local history; eighteenth and nineteenth century conflict; The First World War; and The Second World War.

We can accommodate primary, secondary, and tertiary education groups as well as community groups

Booking a visit provides you with:

  • Entry to the museum and the outdoor replica First World War Trench
  • Use of our audio guide handsets or a Volunteer Tour Guide (subject to availability on the day)
  • Reserved parking for a coach or minibus next to our main gate.


  • Group visits are available Tuesday –  Saturday, 10.00 – 16.30
  • Tours start at approximately 10.00-10.30 OR 14.00-14.30
  • Tours last around 1.5 hours


  • Children £5.00 each
  • Concessions £7.00 each
  • Adults £10.00 each*

 *No charge for Teachers and Teaching Assistants accompanying a School Group.

Details about directions, and risk assessments will be included in your booking confirmation.

Contact to book today!



Our Education Room

Regimental Uniforms

Bringing History To Life

WW1 Replica Trench


Getting to The Gordon Highlanders Museum couldn’t be easier.

By Car
There is free car parking at the Museum and further parking nearby at Johnston Gardens

By Bus
Buses 11 or X17 from Union St, Aberdeen

For more detailed directions give us a call on 01224 311200

Or visit Traveline Scotland for more public transport information.


The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a fantastic place to visit, with knowledgeable staff and volunteers offering hands-on, active learning. In particular, the replica trench has a lasting impact as it immediately brings to life the cramped, inhospitable and dangerous conditions which the soldiers endured. Months later, my P7 pupils still wince at the recollection of the smell of the trenches!

I highly recommend a visit to the museum as a complement to WW1 and WW2 contexts for learning.

Mrs Laura Morrice

P7 Teacher, Newtonhill Primary School

Our P7 children visited the Gordon Highlanders Museum as part of their learning about World War One. They got the chance to find out about Soldiers during World War one and handled many different artefacts. In addition, they toured the interactive trench which was fantastic. The trench is so realistic and the attention to detail is amazing. After looking around I felt that the children benefited greatly from the tour as it brought to life many of the facts, stories and pictures we learned about in class. The Gordon Highlander’s Museum is an excellent local resource and enhances any learning about World War One and Two.

Mrs Claire Rae

Lower 7, Robert Gordon's College


If you would like to find out more before booking your visit, please fill out our enquiry form below.

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