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.


Recent Posts

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    Important Announcement

    Sadly, the Museum Committee has decided not to reopen the museum this season. Our reasons are as follows: We do not have sufficient volunteers to operate – some of our volunteers […]

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    A to Z of Alford Heritage Museum

    While the museum is closed we thought we might share with you an A – Z of items from the collection. Each letter will have a photograph and a link will […]

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    Competition – Win a Museum Visit

    Competition Time – Win a Museum Visit Whether it’s for your family and friends or for your class/group we are offering the chance to win a unique and personalised Museum […]

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    Doors Open Days 2020, 19-20 September 2020

    Unfortunately the planned Doors Open Days across Scotland are now unable to take place in their usual format. The Museum was looking forward to participating for the first time in […]

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    Video Experience

    A new TV has been installed in the museum over the winter where visitors can watch a selection of new films that have been made. The films can also be […]

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    Tullynessle School’s Poem

    Tullynessle School wrote this super poem about their visit to Alford Heritage Museum.

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    Patience

    We have been busy over the winter implementing some changes within the museum. You can expect to see some new displays, featuring model tractors donated to us last year; you […]

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    Exercise Book Donation

    We recently received an exciting new donation all the way from Montana, USA. This donation came in the form of an old Exercise book donated by Janet Austin, the granddaughter […]

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    Local Legends

    A quick reminder to everyone about the local legends exhibit that has been on display since the beginning of the new season. This is a fascinating exhibition featuring some famous […]

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    Poetry Instalment

    It’s time once again for our weekly instalment of local poetry, this week we have the second half of “The Broadcaster” by Haseley Hinton from the Huntly Writers association. It […]