Alford Heritage Museum

Opening Soon!

The museum will reopen to visitors on 1st July! Find Out More

Virtual Tour

While we are still closed to visitors, 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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    Community Survey

    SKS SCOTLAND COMMUNITY SURVEY FOR ALFORD HERITAGE MUSEUM – Help shape its future! We [SKS Scotland] are working with Alford & Donside Heritage Association to help plan the Alford…

  • Newsletter

    May 2021 Newsletter

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    2021 Members’ Social Event

    The 2021 Members’ Social Reopening Event was going to take place on 25th June at 7pm and again on 26th June at 3pm but has now been postponed. Essential maintenance…

  • CarBootSale

    Car Boot Sale

    We’re very excited to be collaborating with Alford Primary Parent Council for their first fundraising event of the 2020-2021 year! Please see the attached flyers for the event details –…

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    On Sunday 18th April the Alford Mart building will celebrate its 116th birthday

    On Sunday 18th April the Alford Mart building will celebrate its 116th birthday. It was opened on Tuesday 18th April 1905. Built by Messrs. Reith and Anderson, cattle salesmen, Aberdeen,…