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

  • Concert Audience

    Hamewith Concerts

    It will soon be time for the annual Hamewith Concerts which we hold every September in celebration of Charles Murray’s birthday on the 27th. These will be taking place on…

  • Doors Open Days 2022

    Doors Open Days 2022

    The museum will be participating in Aberdeenshire Doors Open Days on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 10am – 4pm. Admission is free and pre-booking is not required. Content from…

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    Volunteer development visits

    A small group of our volunteer team visited Knockando Woolmill and Grantown-on-Spey Museum last week. We were looking for good ideas to bring back to our museum, and also learn…

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    Museum Mini Storytelling and Crafts for Pre-school children. Friday 15 July and Friday 22 July

    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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    Night at the Museum – Fundraiser 22 July 7pm

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment in our historic building.– Experience schooldays in our classroom– Listen to a ballad in the bothy– Hear tales from a Mart auctioneer over dinner then–…