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

  • 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…

  • Volunteers Wearing Masks

    No Need To Book

    The decision has been made to no longer take pre-bookings. Please just turn up! Large groups – such as school or care home visits – should still book in advance…

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    Genealogy Group Visit

    Members of Alford Genealogy Group visited Alford Heritage Museum last weekend to make a generous donation to museum funds.  Museum volunteer Frances Dorow is accepting the donation from Val Lyons,…

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    08/08/21 Stationary Engine Rally

    Sunday 8th August 2021 12-4pm On Sunday 8th August stationary engine enthusiasts from Aberdeenshire and beyond will be putting their engines on show at the Alford Heritage Museum. The engines which were commonly used to drive machinery…