19 September 2020
20 September 2020
Built around 1906, and in use until 1986, the building was the local auction market for livestock and, as such, the hub of the local agricultural community. In 1991 it reopened as a museum of local heritage and agriculture. Its displays feature the original auction ring and animal storage areas, with other rooms laid out as old shops and craft workshops, a schoolroom, kitchen and dairy. Displays of tractors and agricultural implements sit alongside objects depicting domestic life of days gone by. It has been described by visitors as being like a 'Tardis' - with thousands of fascinating objects to see.
Take a virtual tour of the museum.Go on a virtual guided tour!
Explore the museum via the virtual tour (see the above link), then take this quiz - you could win a prize!https://alfordheritagemuseum.com/virtual-tour-challenge/
See if you can spot objects hidden in the museum!Play our interactive game!
Can you identify all the objects?Take the quiz!
Find out more about some of the museum's artefacts.Check out the site’s collections!
A wordsearch with a kitchen theme.Download do-at-home activities!
Find the school-related words.Download do-at-home activities!
Colour in a picture of the museum.Download do-at-home activities!
Building Date: 1906