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.

Mill of Bandley archives; 1920s; AFDHM01138
Branding iron; AFDHM01120
Box; AFDHM00999
Book; Constable & Co.; 1917; AFDHM01031
Coin; 1951; AFDHM01030
Plaque; 1918; AFDHM01029
Typewriter ribbon; AFDHM01009
Typewriter ribbon; AFDHM01007
Box; John Bull; AFDHM00926
Box; AFDHM00923
Box; John Bull; AFDHM00920
Bottle; Carter and Sons; AFDHM00915
Clothes peg; AFDHM00948
Clothes peg; AFDHM00947
Eye Bath; Ayrton Sanderson & Co Ltd; AFDHM00905
Box; AFDHM00943
Safety razor sharpener; circa 1930s; AFDHM00871
Razor; AFDHM00893
Pocket Watch; AFDHM00869
Razors; AFDHM00891
Bottle; AFDHM00865

Collection Policy