- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
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.
And don't forget the popular 'Junior Driving School' for youngsters aged 4 to 10 years, which comprises 8 electric cars along with miniature road signs and signals including traffic lights and pedestrian crossings! There's also an HGV Simulator!
Plus, there's a Pop Icon display covering a huge array of popular culture musical memorabilia from the 60s onwards.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8AE, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.
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!
Standard and disabled toilet facilities are available in the main museum and also in the Collections Centre on event days.
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.