Preserving the rich heritage of Alford and Donside for future generations

Alford Heritage Museum Aerial Photograph

Alford Heritage Museum, Aberdeenshire

Closed For Winter – Reopening 29th March 2024

The museum is now closed for winter and shall reopen on Good Friday 29 March 2024. The trustees would like to thank everyone who has supported us this year. Although we are now closed for public visits, the volunteers will be busy working on various museum projects over the winter. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels to see what they are up to and for the latest museum news.

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.

Our Sponsors

The museum is incredibly grateful for the support of our 2023 sponsors. If you would like to sponsor the museum in 2024, please contact us. See Sponsorship for more information.

Museum News

  • Car Boot Sale

    April 2024 Car Boot Sale

    The museum will be hosting a car boot sale on 6 April 2024 from 10 – 12! Why not start the year by having a spring clean of your cupboards…

  • Alford Heritage Museum Aerial Photograph

    February 2024 Newsletter

    Please find the February 2024 newsletter here.

  • Children In Tractor Cutout Scene

    Easter Storytelling for Under 5s and Their Parents

    Saturday 30th March 2024 10.30 – 11.30. Tickets are £1 per child with a limit of two children per booking. Bookings can be made here:

  • Alford Heritage Museum Aerial Photograph

    2024 Sponsorship

    Alford Heritage Museum would welcome new sponsors for 2024. Details of packages and our offer can be found on the the Sponsorship page. Potential sponsors should contact the museum on…

  • Cat Slate Drawing

    Craft and Activity Session for Over 5s

    Friday 12th April 10.30 – 11.30 Join our volunteers for a craft and activity session in the museum for over 5s who should be accompanied by an adult. Limit of…