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“Great value day out”

Grampian Transport Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Alford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: “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.”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I went to teh museum with my 2 kids (14 & 12 years old). They loved teh hand-on experience and that tehy could hop a top a penny farthing, climb aboard an old tram, sit in teh driving seat of a steamroller.

Really is excellent fun. The staff also gave ,my kids quiz sheets to do as they went round - one to sport toy cars hidden inside or around real cars, the other to spot number plates throughout the museum - this challenge helped keep their interest going.

Nice shop and cafe facilities too.

Even better 2 under 16s are free with a paying adult - so I only had to pay £9.50 for the few hours of entertainment had.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Great place to visit and the staff are most helpful. I would highly recommend a visit the kids will love it

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I went to the last two Alford SpeedFests, Great day out,will defiantly be going to the 2014 event, which I have just heard will be on Sunday 29 June 2014 at the Grampian Transport museum.

Thank Lionel L
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Having been in Aberdeenshire on business I went back to visit this museum, I wont say how long ago it was since the last time but the children are grown up and married and they were young when we went the that time.
Outside are an old Grampian snowplough and a Scorpion light tank and an area for youngsters to practice driving skills.
When you enter the staff are glad to help and offer a little map of the museum to guide you round the the different parts .
The area is compact and there are many different types of items on show, trams,lorries cars,motor cycles and other items.
We found the place child friendly and I wish there had been places like this years ago so that I could have enjoyed the way the kids were clambering over the some of the exhibits
The cafe was well priced and home cooked items were being sold, and what tastied was enjoyable also in that area I have never seen so many Dinkey models.
The time we spend there past so quickly, and as I said earlier it is compact but I think that makes it friendlier.

Thank Bankie2008
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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

Visited the museum today with the good lady, 3 kids and the in laws. Crammed full of motoring exhibits through the years, from bicycles to motorbikes, stagecoach to motor vehicles, trams to buses. Lots of information about each exhibit, plenty of photo ops, and frequent events to entice everyone both young & old.

Thank Gotham68
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