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! More details to follow…

  • Alford Heritage Museum Aerial Photograph

    November 2023 Newsletter

    Please find our November 2023 Newsletter here.

  • Steam Roller

    End of Season Crank up in the Rain!!

    There may have been a yellow warning for rain but that did not deter our volunteers and exhibitors from coming to Alford Heritage Museum on Sunday to make with our…

  • Volunteers

    Volunteer Lunch

    Many of our volunteers gathered at Alford Golf Club on Monday 30 October for lunch to celebrate another successful season coming to an end. Chairman Thomas Jackson thanked everyone for…

  • Engine

    End of Season Crank Up – Stationary Engines and Steam – Sunday 29th October 2023

    End of Season Crank Up Stationary Engines and Steam Sunday 29th October 2023 12-4pm Normal museum entry charges apply. Further details from Thomas Jackson 01464 861098 (evenings)