Alford Heritage Museum

Now Open!

The museum has now reopened for 2021! We are open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Find Out More

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

  • Model Railway

    End of Season special offer and event

    As the 2021 opening season comes to a close, the Museum is offering special pricing for the remainder of October to celebrate the school holidays. Children’s tickets are only £1…

  • Museum Entrance

    Community Membership

    All residents over 16 who live within the Alford Academy School Zone are invited to become Community Members of Alford and Donside Heritage Association (SCIO 050799) – the charity which…

  • Hamewith Concert 2021

    Hamewith Concert 2021 Video

    The Hamewith Concert video is now available for you to watch. Please see the Hamewith Concerts page under the “Community Projects” tab at the top of the page. Enjoy!

  • Hamewith Concert

    Hamewith Concert 2021

    Due to the uncertainties around Covid, it has been decided not to hold a Hamewith concert in the museum planned. Instead, it will once again be a virtual concert, organised…

  • Museum Facade

    Listed Building Status Application

    In February 2021, Museum Trustees, after consideration, submitted an Listed Building status application to Historic Environment Scotland (HES) in respect of the old Auction Mart building, which is now over…