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Grampian Transport Museum

Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Grampian Transport Museum has dramatic displays, cool push button exhibits and multi-media presentations depict the history of road travel in the region.

With ever changing exhibits, repeat visits are common as there's always something new to see!

The Climb Aboard interactive vehicle exhibits include: buses, trams, a traction engine, a fire engine and a Mack Snow Plough. It's a veritable living museum with numerous transport related events taking place throughout the open season and loads to see, do and learn. Events include Alford Speedfest, Grampian Motorcycle Convention, Family Fun Days and CycleFest.

Plus, there's an outside adventure playground for you're under 12's to get their rev on! There are also always fun quizzes and trails for the younger visitors to enjoy inside the museum. Outside, the front lawn - complete with distinctive blue phone box and Birkhall Steam Engine - is a great place to enjoy a picnic while the kids let off steam in the custom play park.

The Junior Driving School offers children the chance to ‘drive’ our miniature cars around our driving track, which is solely designed and used for this purpose. They’ll learn the basics of driving safety, taught by experienced and friendly operators.




  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8AE, Scotland


Click here to visit Grampian Transport Museum's website
01975 562292

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Friday 30th March 2018 onwards: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission

Adults: £10.00

Concessions: £8.00

Kids (3-15): £1.50

Students: £3.00

Families (2 adults, up to 3 kids): £22.00

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Eating information

The Travellers Rest tearoom is open everyday 10:30 to 16:30 (3.30pm in October). Recently refurbished in 2016, the tearoom offers a nice place to relax and enjoy a morning coffee, afternoon tea and light lunches. There is also a picnic area near the main entrance if you fancy bringing your own and you can even finish off your lunch with an ice cream from the tearoom... or maybe just grab one as a treat on those warm sunny days!

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed.

Gift shop

The museums gift shop has an array of gifts and memorabilia for old and young alike. From inexpensive transport related toys for the younger ones to collectable pieces for the enthusiasts, there's plenty of choice for all.


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