Alford Heritage Museum

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Alford Heritage Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Delightful small heritage museum run by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Museum is open from the beginning of April to the end of October
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Hugo R
Kilmarnock, UK195 contributions
Aug 2021
The old auction mart serves as a great rural life heritage centre. I’d recommend it highly for all ages whether your from the countryside or not. Vintage farming machinery, old shop displays and school room are all well presented. One way system in operation but that didn’t stop one lady from breaking the rules and doubling back from time to time ( at least once that I noticed ) to read information panels. I was going to give her a piece of my mind until I noticed she was wearing a knee length tweed skirt, brown brogues and a polo neck jumper with a nice set of pearls around her neck. My dad warned me in my youth that these so called “ Tweedies” are actually ninja and SAS trained ex museum staff that are licensed to kill and can have you banned from any museum in the world with just one email. I decided to leave her COVID indiscretions for another time when I have my big brother with me.
That said it was a great visit and very friendly staff.
Written 9 August 2021
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janeyvera
Wantage, UK25 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
What a brilliant place! We all loved our visit to this amazing museum! There is something for everyone here and it’s so beautifully laid out and has a friendly , relaxed feel. Lovely staff too!
Written 7 August 2021
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skyyaker
Stromness, UK65 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Really enjoyed visiting here for a real insight into the past of the area. Knowledgeable staff and a brilliant atmosphere.
Written 28 May 2019
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Sgt Abraham Bill Zionististia Kalergi
Edinburgh, UK41 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
My mate loved our bus trip to Alford. We had a great day out & the transport museum was the highlight of our day. My mate is a wheelchair user & the staff were friendly & accommodating!
Written 11 May 2019
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victoria l
Oxford, UK10 contributions
Apr 2019
Just returned to this museum after a gap of a few years, and it’s as glorious as I remembered it. It’s contained in the old cattle market in Alford, so is a massive space - which is a good thing, as there are so many exhibits relating to life in the area in the last two centuries.
There are separate rooms which recreate different areas of life, eg an all-purpose store, a cobblers, a schoolroom, a farmhouse kitchen etc. If you grew up in the 1950s or 60s anywhere in the UK, as I did, you will recognise lots of the things on display.
There is also a massive area dedicated to farm machinery and implements... also a display of typewriters and early computers, ditto various washing machines. And there’s a model railway! And no doubt other things I’ve forgotten...

Since our last visit there is a great little resources room / library, and a display about various local worthies which added particular human value to the general picture of life as it was once lived.

All in all this place is really worth a visit. It’s very cheap (£3 concessions, and not much more for full price), has friendly and knowledgeable staff - and it allowed us to come back for further snooping after we’d gone for some warming lunch. (We went on one of the first days it opened this year and there was snow on the ground, so we needed our layers!)

Written 10 April 2019
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Anne H
Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom7 contributions
Jul 2018
Went here with our grand kids and they loved it. Will definatly be back. Soo much to see. Well worth a visit.
Written 1 October 2018
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Wonder Woman
Alford, UK17 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
We live in Alford and have walked by here many a time. We were very surprised by the size of the museum. From the outside it looks small so we never thought we would spend so much time inside. Staff very friendly and lots to keep the little ones going. The model railway kept our 2.5 year old going for well over an hour lol
Written 24 September 2018
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paulinemilner
London, UK4 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Through an unassuming entrance and past a sixties juke box, we could hardly believe the wealth of memorabilia stored in so many themed rooms -farm labourers accommodation, kitchens,dairy etc.(favourite was the school room). Masses of tractors,implements, model railway. So much of interest too numerous to mention.Well worth a visit.No charge. Gave donation.
Written 26 May 2018
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Linda T
Strathdon, UK11 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Took our little granddaughter here for a romp.Lots of fun for little ones and lovely sandwiches to eat .Planning our next visit soon.
Written 26 May 2018
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Andy Russell
Glasgow, UK157 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
This was a trip to Aberdeen to see relatives but we had a free day to ourselves and we took the 18 mile trip to Alford to see the Grampian Transport Museum but came across the wee gem first of all. On entering a very cheerful lady greeted us and guided us to the exhibits,
I must say the building was really cold so we recommend taking a jumper of thick jacket to keep warm. There is so much to see from shop interiors (see how many of the old products you can remember).
The School Class Room with various style of desks the cane and the Teachers Mortar Board. Another part was full of the old Tractors and farm implements and various interiors like the Blacksmiths shop with the tools hanging up the Anvil and all the other things that would have been there.
Another part had the Cobblers Shop again with all the various tools that he or her would have used.

One item I was not wanting to see and they had three of them was the Carpet Beater, and the reason was my mother must have thought the seat of my breeks was a carpet as she used the item when I stepped out of line. However I learned fairly quickly to toe the line to avoid this item being used and now at the age of 63 it realise it did me no harm and I have survived.

You could spend 2 hours or more in this gem of a place and not got fed up and at £4.00 for an Adult was very good value.
Excellent place to visit Ideal
Written 24 September 2017
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Alford Heritage Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sun 12:00 - 16:00