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Alford Heritage Museum

Door open days

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.

Digital Resources

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the museum.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Virtual Tour Challenge

Explore the museum via the virtual tour (see the above link), then take this quiz - you could win a prize!

"Can You See It?"

See if you can spot objects hidden in the museum!

Play our interactive game!

Picture Quiz - Exhibits of Alford Heritage Museum

Can you identify all the objects?

Take the quiz!

Meet the Artefact

Find out more about some of the museum's artefacts.

Check out the site’s collections!

Kitchen Wordsearch

A wordsearch with a kitchen theme.

Download do-at-home activities!

Schoolroom Wordsearch

Find the school-related words.

Download do-at-home activities!

Colouring In

Colour in a picture of the museum.

Download do-at-home activities!

Key Information

Building Date: 1906

  • Mart Road
  • Alford
  • AB33 8BZ