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Gordon Highlanders Museum
The 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 colors, 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.
- Discover the history of the Gordon Highlanders in Aberdeen
- Learn about the regiment through displays, films, and more
- Skip-the-line admission: No need to wait to buy a ticket
- Admire displays that include 11 Victoria Crosses
- Free parking on-site
- Ticket Gordon Highlanders Museum
What’s Not Included
- Wheelchair accessible
- ID required for Senior and Youth rates
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers