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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    Tractor Run Sunday 26 June

    Come and view the collection of vintage and current tractors taking part in our annual tractor run. They will be leaving from the Museum in Mart Road at 11.00 and…

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    Secrets of the Museum 30 June 11.00

    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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    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–…

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    Guide Book

    The Museum has a new illustrated guide book for 2022. This tells the story of the building and the exhibits with a little bit of local history thrown in as…

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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 –…