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.

Generator; AFDHM01984
Hammer; AFDHM01866
Pair of Puttees; AFDHM01763
Overshoes; North British Century; AFDHM01762
Shoe trees; Birmingham Small Arms Co. Ltd; 1917; AFDHM01759
Bootees with laces; AFDHM01757
Shoes; AFDHM01756
Pair of Puttees; Blackman; 1941; AFDHM01786
Sewing machine; Singer; AFDHM01706
Lawn mower; Shanks; 1931-1939; AFDHM01608
Lawn mower; Atlas Chain Company; AFDHM01601
Rotavator; Colwood; c.1940; AFDHM01591
Accordion; Crucianelli; AFDHM01582
Communion Token; 1870; AFDHM01581
Communion Token; 1849; AFDHM01580
Threshing Machine; Cormack, Whitecairns; 1892-1921; AFDHM01577
Lamp; AFDHM01562
Radio; AFDHM01561
Walking Stick; AFDHM01560
Chair; AFDHM01559

Collection Policy