Alford Heritage Museum

Closed For Winter

The museum has now closed for winter. We thank everyone who has supported us in 2021 and look forward to reopening in April 2022!

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

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    NEW FROM ALFORD HERITAGE MUSEUM – MEMORY BOXES

    In 2022 we are offering a new service to local schools and community groups. Our volunteers have gathered items together from our extensive collection to create MEMORY or REMINISCENCE BOXES.…

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    Alford Coop and its customers support the museum

    We would like to say a big “Thank You” to the Alford Co-op and their customers for supporting us for the past 12 months as one of their local causes.…

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    2021 AGM

    Thankfully we managed to hold our AGM on Thursday 25 November before all the lights went out ! Chairman Thomas Jackson welcomed members to the meeting and delivered his annual…

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    Mart building gains A Listed Status

    09 November 2021, 11:51 Press Release from Historic Environment Scotland Former cattle mart in Aberdeenshire recognised for its special historic interest  Alford Heritage Museum has been awarded Category A listed status by Historic Environment Scotland…

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    Alford and Donside Heritage Association AGM 2021. Thursday 25 November 7.30pm

    This year’s AGM will again be held online by Zoom. All paid up and community members are entitled to attend and vote at the meeting. If you live in the…