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

  • Doors Open Days Logo

    Doors Open Weekend Is Here!

    Doors open weekend is here! Special thanks to Lloyd Dixon, Jackie Ross and Ellie MacDonald for creating the Doors Open content and putting the programme together. Please follow the below […]

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    JustGiving Page Launched

    We have recently launched our JustGiving page to fundraise for essential building work that will help us to reopen in 2021. Please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/alfordheritagemuseum to support this.

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    Competition Winner Announcement

    We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Win a Personalised Museum Visit writing competition is Bob Michie with his poem Dad’s War. Dad’s War Ma Da he […]

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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 […]

  • Video Experience Menu

    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 […]

  • Local Legends

    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 […]