Preserving the rich heritage of Alford and Donside for future generations

Now Open

We are now open for the summer season! Please see Visit Us to plan your visit.

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

  • Aberdeen art gallery

    That Belongs in a Museum Local Heritage Symposium 24 September Aberdeen

    Our very own Sue Taylor will be taking part in That Belongs in a Museum Local Heritage Symposium at Aberdeen Art Gallery on 24th September. Please see the details below:…

  • Concert Audience

    Hamewith Concerts

    It will soon be time for the annual Hamewith Concerts which we hold every September in celebration of Charles Murray’s birthday on the 27th. These will be taking place on…

  • Doors Open Days 2022

    Doors Open Days 2022

    The museum will still be participating in Aberdeenshire Doors Open Days on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 10am – 4pm. Admission is free and pre-booking is not required. Refreshments…

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    Harvest Festival Outdoor Market Saturday 15 October. 12-4

    Bookings are open for vendors to reserve a place at the forthcoming end of season outdoor market. Contact volunteers@alfordheritagemuseum.com.

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    Stationary Engine Rally Sunday 30 October

    End of Season Crankup. Come and view a selection of internal combustion engines from the last 100 years running and driving machinery. Sunday 30 October 12.00 – 4.00. Normal Museum…