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Gordon Highlanders Museum
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Gordon Highlanders Museum
Gordon Highlanders Museum is located in Aberdeen
Gordon Highlanders Museum
Museum location in Aberdeen
Established1997
LocationAberdeen
Coordinates57°08′15″N 2°08′47″W / 57.1376°N 2.1464°W / 57.1376; -2.1464Coordinates: 57°08′15″N 2°08′47″W / 57.1376°N 2.1464°W / 57.1376; -2.1464
TypeMilitary museum
Websitewww.gordonhighlanders.com

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and celebrates the story of the Gordon Highlanders which were active from 1794 to 1994. It is a 5 star Scottish Tourist Board attraction.[1]

History[edit]

The museum is located in a 19th century cottage which was purchased by the Scottish artist, Sir George Reid in 1867.[2] It was acquired by the War Office in 1960 and then, after being transferred to the ownership of the trustees of the regiment in 1994, it was extended and re-opened as a museum in 1997.[2]

The collection[edit]

The museum contains uniforms, medals and weapons along with media exhibits such as film and photography. It is the home of the Aberdeen Modelers Society (AMS) who work closely with the museum on specific projects and displays connected to the role and service of the Gordon Highlanders.[3] The museum is independent, self-financed and is governed by a charitable trust. Its finances come predominantly from fundraisers and donations.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Things to do in Aberdeenshire in 2016". Daily Record. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Buildings and gardens". Gordon Highlanders Museum. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Aberdeen Modelers Society". Aberdeen Press and Journal. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Support Us". The Gordon Highlanders Museum. Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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