Alford Heritage Museum

Heritage Museum

The museum aims to preserve and share the rural heritage of the North East of Scotland and of the Alford and Donside area in particular. It is housed in the old market building (The Mart), whose sale ring is still intact, and it has an extensive collection of exhibits relating to farming and rural life. Other exciting features of the Museum include the Old Schoolroom, Farmhouse Kitchen, Souter’s Workshop, Tailor’s Shop and Old-style Grocer’s Shop.

Currently Closed

The museum is currently closed to visitors.

We hope to be in a position to open our doors again this summer. The opening date has not yet been confirmed. More information about opening plans can be found here. Please watch this space and our social media channels for updates.

Museum News

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    On Sunday 18th April the Alford Mart building will celebrate its 116th birthday

    On Sunday 18th April the Alford Mart building will celebrate its 116th birthday. It was opened on Tuesday 18th April 1905. Built by Messrs. Reith and Anderson, cattle salesmen, Aberdeen,…

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    We have changed our charity number and status

    Alford and Donside Heritage Association has changed its charitable status to SCIO -Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We now have a new charity number which can be found at theĀ bottomĀ of our…

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    2021 Opening Plans

    It is anticipated that the museum will be able to reopen for summer 2021. We are currently completing essential repairs which have been delayed due to Covid. The Trustees and…

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    Ink Cartridges Thank You

    We would like to thank everyone who has donated their recycled ink cartridges to our collection boxes in the Co-op and the Post Office. Yesterday we sent off our first…

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    Recycle Your Ink Cartridges and Help Support Alford Heritage Museum

    Did you know that you can help us raise funds simply by recycling your ink cartridges via our Recycle4Charity programme? For each ink cartridge recycled via the programme we will…