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.

Hair drier; Ormond Engineering Company; 1940-1950; AFDHM00647
Chamber pot; AFDHM00645
Chamber pot; Boots; AFDHM00644
Chamber pot; S. Maw & Sons; AFDHM00638
Chamber pot; AFDHM00637
Stove; Valor; AFDHM00597
Booklet; AFDHM00565
Box; 1937; AFDHM00563
Box; AFDHM00560
Box; AFDHM00549
Box; AFDHM00548
Cabinet; AFDHM00546
Sign; AFDHM00534
Sign; AFDHM00533
Sign; AFDHM00532
Sign; AFDHM00531
Sign; AFDHM00530
Scales; W. T. Avery Ltd.; AFDHM00537
Washing machine and Bon Accord Wringer; AFDHM00535
Medicine chest; AFDHM00542
Sign; AFDHM00517

Collection Policy