Preserving the rich heritage of Alford and Donside for future generations

Now Open

We are now open for the summer season! Please see Visit Us to plan your visit.

Virtual Tour

Why not take the free 360 degrees virtual tour online? We also have a number of games and activities.

All this can be found here.

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.


Museum News

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    Museum Minis – Storytelling & Crafts Sessions for pre-school children.

    Our popular sessions for pre-school children and their siblings continue throughout May and will restart in July. The next session is May 27 from 10 – 11 am. These sessions…

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    Secrets of the Museum

    Did you watch Secrets of the Museum on TV ?  Alford Heritage Museum may not be as large as the V&A but it still has a wealth of fascinating objects…

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    Car Boot Sale – May 14 10-12

    Are you in the middle of spring cleaning? Been thinking it’s about time to start? Alford Heritage Museum is hosting a car boot sale from 10-12 on Saturday May 14th…

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    Museum Mini Easter Storytelling Saturday 16 April 10-11

    Storytelling and crafts in the museum for pre-school children. Tickets £4 per child – siblings £2.50 extra. 10 – 11 am. Bookings online at Alford & Donside Heritage Association –…

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    Museum reopening 7 April 2022 and outdoor market

    Thanks to the great success of our Community Expo event last summer we’ve decided to kick off our 2022 open season with another outdoor market event to showcase the brilliant…