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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Mart building gains A Listed Status

    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…

  • 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!