The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a 5-star Visit Scotland attraction and tells the compelling and dramatic 200 year story of the Gordon Highlanders from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day, using spectacular displays, film and the passion and knowledge of our guides. Following in the footsteps of serving soldiers, the museum takes you on an eye-opening journey through the history of “the Finest Regiment in the World“ (Sir Winston Churchill, 1900), with a story spanning 200 years of world history which includes 19 Victoria Crosses with 11 on display! With a fabulous Tea Room serving cakes, sandwiches, panini's, hot and cold drinks as well as a fully stocked Gift shop and FREE parking on site, a day out at the award-winning Gordon Highlanders Museum is a must when in the North East of Scotland.
Visit: The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandThe Grant Room: Enter our main gallery and explore the dramatic 200-year history of the Regiment from the Napoleonic Wars, India, Afghanistan and South Africa, through to both World Wars and the Cold War. Interactive maps, original film footage, scale reproductions, life-size models, touch screens, regimental colours, uniforms, medals and weapons are all featured to bring the unique history of The Gordon Highlanders to life. The Armoury: Step into the Armoury and come face-to-face with an impressive display of edged weapons, firearms and medals from Napoleonic times to the present day.The Silver Room: Regimental Silver. Silver played an important part in the traditions of the regiments of the British Army. Officers’ and Sergeants’ Messes had their own silver, of which they were very proud. This was acquired in various ways; as booty (in the early days); bought from Mess funds (subscriptions from members of the Mess); donated by other regiments; or donated by individuals, usually to mark a significant event such as promotion, marriage or resignation. The silver would travel with a regiment or battalion, wherever they were stationed, and be in regular use in the Mess. Although silver was not taken on active service, it was still vulnerable to loss or capture.The Lakin Room: The Lakin Room is arranged as the Officers’ Mess of The Gordon Highlanders and is decorated with some of the Regiment’s most treasured silver, crystal and china.