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.

Flag; AFDHM02412
Uniforms; FW Harrier & Co; 1972; AFDHM02408
Bomb Power Indicator; General Radiological Ltd; AFDHM02330
Filter; British Telecom; AFDHM02328
Speech receiver; AFDHM02327
Junction Box; AFDHM02326
Telephone; British Telecom; c.1980; AFDHM02324
Radiation Meter; Plessey; AFDHM02323
Satchel; AFDHM02407
Sleeping Bag; Jaeger; AFDHM02404
Sleeping Bag; AFDHM02403
Uniform; AFDHM02307
Shield; 1985; AFDHM02285
Embroidery; AFDHM02281
Medals; AFDHM02278
Medals; 1920; AFDHM02277
Hand tool; AFDHM02268
Hand tool; AFDHM02267
Hand tool; AFDHM02266
Hand tool; AFDHM02265
Hand tool; AFDHM02264

Collection Policy