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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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From bodysnatching and beheadings to witchcraft and whippings, we share real life stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years on this self-guided GPS audio tour.<br><br>Along the way you’ll see major Aberdeen landmarks, from Marischal College to the Mercat Cross, and learn how they were witness to darkest chapters in the city’s history. Scot Free Tours sheds a light on the baffling and often unjust laws of the last five centuries – and reveals that past is not as far away as we think.<br><br>Thousands of people have loved our 5-star rated live tours and now you can experience them with freedom of an audio guide! The tour plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us guide you around Aberdeen.<br><br>The total walking distance is 3km and takes about 45 minutes without stopping, but you can pause anytime!
US$5.40 per adult
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Jimbo wrote a review Oct 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Where to start.... This museum was absolutely brilliant. I did not have high hopes for it as my experience of similar museums has been a let down. I could not have been any more wrong that that. We went here because my daughter is learning world war one and I thought it would be good for her learning. Our tour guide whom I cannot remember the name of (sorry I am not good with names) was brilliant. A wealth of knowledge and shared some wonderful stories with us on our visit. I have a 6 year old and a 9 year old (girls) who you would think they would get bored. They were not bored at all. My favourite section would be the armoury. Seeing some of the old guns brought back fond memories of my days as an army cadet. Our tour guide and I shared our thoughts on the old Bren Gun and the SA 80 rifle. Out doors you will find a trench that they have made to give you an idea of what it was like in trench warfare. A real hidden gem. I really cannot recommend it enough. Covid restricted your freedom to walk round the exhibits and you were on a time slot but it did not impact how I felt about this place. Absolutely brilliant and I will go back once Covid over just so I can spend more time looking around and reading things. Amazing place!!!! Last note... Ask your guide about the Japanese flag you will see when you go round it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Passport00547368663, Guest Relations Manager at The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Responded 4 Nov 2020
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your family visit with us and we do try and make our tour appealing to all ages. Recently we have had a number of families in during the school holidays and it is heart warming to hear enthusiastic children with an interest in history. Hopefully we will see you again next year to visit some new exhibitions again for all ages. Thanks and stay safe.
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Colette Y wrote a review Oct 2020
Notts95 contributions42 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our visit to this excellent museum -staff were very welcoming and helpful. Our guide was friendly and gave us an interesting and informative tour - We have visited many war / military museums in the U.K and abroad and we very impressed with the museum.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Passport00547368663, Guest Relations Manager at The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Responded 16 Oct 2020
We are always pleased to hear such positive feedback. Being welcoming and helpful is what we are all about here at The Gordon Highlanders and we have taken time to make sure you have safe and comfortable surroundings during your visit. All our volunteer guides are all enthusiasts and are well versed in their subjects and we all enjoy helping to keep history alive! Keep up the museum visits and we hope to see you again in 2021.
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Stacey G wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions
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Visited the museum for the second time with my partner, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT recommend the museum, staff are first class, different displays, a bit diff with covid but still an amazing experience, wonderful service from all the members of staff couldn't be anymore helpful made the whole experience one to remember as the museum holds a special place in my partners heart as his father was a Gordon highlander, beautiful gardens, and lovely plaques for the soldiers who are sadly no longer with us, will definitely be back for another visit soon. Shame we can't give more stars would give 100 If we could x
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Passport00547368663, Manager at The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Thank you for such high praise. I know The Gordon Highlanders Museum holds a special place in so many hearts. We are all glad to welcome back visitors this month after being closed for such a long period. Our Museum and Gardens are looking great and we are all proud to be of assistance. Look forward to seeing you again next year when we will have more exhibitions and exhibits to showcase further parts to The Gordon Highlanders History.
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LJM wrote a review Sep 2020
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The museum did not leave me disappointed! My Granda who fought in the war had donated a few items to the museum a few years back and with never being before myself to see any of the "treasure" and his recent passing, we thought this would be the ideal reason to go! There was very friendly staff and so much to see! All the different rooms and information of each item was incredible. It was very very informative and was great to see so much items still kept in such good quality for us to see so many years later! The silver room was amazing - i'm a bit of magpie and loved looking at it all! There's even a trench made outside for you to go out and get a "close" feel to what it used to be like and shows the living conditions. As it was man made its not completely the same but gives you the same idea. I will definitely go back!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Charlie Biggins wrote a review Sep 2020
Dundee, United Kingdom4 contributions
An all-round fantastic museum. The best regimental museum in Britain by a country mile with the Highlanders Museum coming in with a close second.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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