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Grampian Transport Museum -- TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: Alford AB33 8AE, Scotland
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+44 1975 562292
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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“The museum opens for the 2017 season on Sunday March 26 at 10am. The...

“The museum opens for the 2017 season on Sunday March 26 at 10am. The Grampian Transport Museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on!

Every season the museum refreshes around one third of its exhibits –this year’s exhibition includes the Guy Martin collection; Guy has very kindly loaned the museum several items from his personal collection including a stunning Rolls Royce Merlin engine from a Spitfire, several of his motorbikes plus the Gravity racer which he crashed spectacularly at 90mph.

A few old favourites remain, including Billy Connolly’s Boom Lowrider motortrike, as seen in his ‘World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales’ TV show and the ex-Grampian Police Rover SD1 Vitesse.

The museum continues to celebrate the Scottish Motor Industry with ‘Made in Scotland’ – showcasing a number of Scottish made vehicles, including the Linwood made Hillman Imp.

This year the museum is celebrating the bicentenary of the bicycle with a special exhibition that explores the routes of the modern bicycle and celebrates 200 years of one of the greatest transport revolutions.

Continuing in 2017 is the GTM's very own Junior Driving School - a fun and educational introduction to road safety and driving for 4 to 10 year olds.

Open 10am – 5pm daily, April – September and 10am – 4pm until October 29.”

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Fab museum

What a gem of a museum. Fantastic exhibits, especially the many vehicles manufactured (sadly no longer) in Scotland eg Albion, Argyll, Arrol-Johnston

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a gem of a museum. Fantastic exhibits, especially the many vehicles manufactured (sadly no longer) in Scotland eg Albion, Argyll, Arrol-Johnston

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Thank you very much for your comments on the museum and our 'Made in Scotland' exhibition. I am glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a surprise find in Alford! So well stocked with vehicles from every period and such a lot to do for young and old alike. My 8 year old loved the driving lessons in the grounds!

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic small motor museum with lots for all of the family. Good value, although the cafe wasn't cheap. If you are fortunate enough to go on one of their track days you will get to ride the circuit too in something special. Go visit you won't regret it!

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Thank Mark C
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

we always spoke about this place since we watched the rover police car getting a new lease of life on telly. went to find it in the museum but was not on display, after asking a very helpful member of staff she took us to a back room to see the car. I was very impressed with her regarding the... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having read some quite negative reviews elsewhere we decided to give the transport museum a go on a very rainy day. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of exhibits, many of which also have local interest. Our 2 year old loved to being able to climb into the accessible exhibits (the snowplough was his favourite). We had lunch in... More 

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Thank Anna G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

But bit expensive £9.50 each adult ,we were £19 for this visit today,,,we were lucky if we were in half an hour,,,good museum,,,a bit over priced ,,for what is in the museum,,donations would be better,,,

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Thank belladrum
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great experience of different sort of transport cycles,motorbikes cars of all ages and especially wonderful steam engines .exhibits pretty accessible and well documented We visited because we stopped in the small town for a cup of tea and found it Better than the Glasgow transport museum. Helpful staff as well

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Thank ritabro1952
Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I must confess im not an expert on cars but i learned a lot in there 😁 loved their steam locomotive at the entrance and i was surprises to see it was working. Perfect place for kids ;)

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Thank TinaPaphos
Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is bound to appeal to people of all ages and there is all kinds of things to see and do from electric guitars to fast cars. Amazing fairground organ too that the friendly staff will put on specially, if you ask.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited Grampian transport museum during 2016 Motorcycle convention fantastic event and venue the weather topped it off well done to all involved

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