Visit The Museum

Tour our Nationally Significant Collection and experience 200 years of extraordinary courage and gallantry.


   OPENING HOURS:                         

     Monday –          Closed –

     Tuesday –          10:00 – 16:30 –

     Wednesday –    10:00 – 16:30 –

     Thursday –        10:00 – 16:30 –

     Friday –              10:00 – 16:30 –

     Saturday –         10:00 – 16:30 –

     Sunday –            Closed –

The Gordon Highlanders Museum
St Luke’s, Viewfield Road
Aberdeen, AB15 7XH

     Tel: 01224 311200

     Email: [email protected]


        Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Museum.

        Assistance Dogs are welcome.

         The Café (ground floor) is open and accepts card and cash payments. There is no requirement to book a table and there is additional                                                            seating available  in our  gardens.

      Our Welcome Desk is situated by the Main Entrance.

     There are toilets on all floors of the Museum.

     Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor of  the Museum.

     Most of our exhibitions and  galleries are accessible via lifts and ramps. Where access is restricted due to the nature of our historic building                                                 alternative  forms of access will be provided.

     An induction loop is in place at the Welcome Desk.



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

By Bus

Buses 11, 4, 5 or 6 from Union St, Aberdeen will stop at the junction of Viewfield Road and Queen’s Road. From there it is just a short 4 minute walk downhill on Viewfield Road to reach the Museum.

For more detailed directions, please visit Traveline Scotland for more public transport information.

By E-Bike

Electric bikes are available to hire in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. For further information, please visit You Well.

By Bike

Aberdeen is a cycle-friendly city. There are many dedicated cycle lanes and many junctions have advance cycle stop lines.

A number of cycle racks are available at the Museum car park for you to park your bike.

For more information cycling in Aberdeen, please visit Aberdeen City Council for information on suggested cycle routes.

By Car

There is free car parking at the Museum and further parking nearby at Johnston Gardens. At present, the closest electric vehicle charge point can be found at Hazlehead Park or the James Hutton Institute. For a more comprehensive map of electric vehicle charge points, please visit Charge Places Scotland.


Discover more about The Gordon Highlanders with our bespoke guided tours. Our volunteer guided tours are for individuals and small groups. Available on request at the Welcome Desk and includes a tour of our replica World War 1 Trench. Please note, these tours are dependent on the availability of our Volunteers on the day of your visit.

Available on request from the Welcome Desk. Available in English, Doric, Gaelic, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Italian and Mandarin. Whether you have an hour or the whole day, our audio guides help you make the most of your visit. Family Friendly Tour currently available in English.

For information on tours of The Museum for larger groups, please visit our Group Visits page.

Families and children of all ages are welcome at The Gordon Highlanders Museum. Please ask a Volunteer at the Welcome Desk for more information about resources available to help your family enjoy their visit.

Trained First Aiders are on duty. Please ask Volunteer at the Welcome Desk if required.

Baby changing facilities are available and our galleries and gardens are accessible via lifts and ramps. Where physical access is restricted due to the nature of our listed building, access to the collections can be provided by alternative means. Please ask a Volunteer for further information during your visit.

You are welcome to breastfeed anywhere in the Museum. There is seating on every level- please do ask our staff and volunteers to show you to the nearest comfy seat. We can also point you in the direction of a quieter space if you would prefer more privacy.

Buggies must be kept with families at all times during your visit.

Our Café, ‘Cognito at the Museum’ is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00. We accept cash and card payments. Last orders are at 16.00. High chairs are available and we a small selection of child-friendly books for customers to borrow during their visit.


Our shop has many unique souvenirs and Gordon Highlander gifts, plus an extensive selection of locally produced and Scottish products such as cards, toys, books, scarves and spirits. You can also visit our online shop here.



Guided Tours

Cognito at the Museum

Museum Gardens

Gift Shop