Preserving the rich heritage of Alford and Donside for future generations


The museum collection was begun around 1990 mainly by loans and donations from local families. The original focus of the collections can be broadly described as items pertaining to “Rural Life”- agricultural, social and domestic. This has resulted in a wide ranging and eclectic collection of objects. As the museum is now full to capacity, future collecting must be more focused and relevant. The core collections are now:

• The Alford Mart building and related items
• Agriculture, with specific focus on NE Scotland and the Alford area in particular
• Social and cultural life of Alford and Donside area

You can now explore some of the items from the collection by using the search facilities on our new online catalogue of objects. This work is ongoing and currently only reflects a small proportion of the thousands of items in the museum.

Pencil sharpener; C.Howard Hunts Pen Co; AFDHM02774
Child's boots; AFDHM02763
Sewing machine; AFDHM02753
Scarf; AFDHM02745
Hat; AFDHM02744
Gloves; AFDHM02743
Gloves; Sanquhar; AFDHM02742
Basket; AFDHM02741
Satchel; AFDHM02736
Music Case.; AFDHM02735
Jar; Bourne; AFDHM02712
Suit jacket (ladies); AFDHM02681
Shirt. ; Faulat; AFDHM02668
Wool worsted samples.; Dugdale & Co, 5 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield; AFDHM02648
Assorted buttons; Sovereign; AFDHM02636
Hat; AFDHM02615
Spectacles; M.L.Wainwright, F.B.O.A.; AFDHM02602
Box; Singer; AFDHM02584
Box ; J. & P. Coats; AFDHM02581
Brush; AFDHM02580
Desk calendar; AFDHM02577

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