Grampian Transport Museum

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Grampian Transport Museum
AB33 8AE

  • Main Desk & Switchboard: 019755 62292
  • Events Office: 019755 64517

Located in the rural village of Alford, just 45 minutes from Aberdeen, the museum boasts an impressive range of transport exhibits, from the stage and mail coach era, to some of the fastest cars ever made. Every season the museum refreshes around one-third of its exhibits. This year’s exhibition includes, ‘The Guy Martin Collection’ featuring his record-breaking transit van and ‘Probing the Future’ which gives an in-depth look at the future of electric and autonomous vehicles. A few old favourites remain, including our Mack Snowplough, Billy Connolly’s Boom Lowrider motortrike and one of our Curator’s favourites, the ex-Grampian Police Rover SD1 Vitesse. Our Tea Room is also open daily and serves an array of excellent value hot drinks, light lunches and snacks. We have our very own Junior Driving School - a fun and educational introduction to road safety and driving for children aged 4 to 10 years old. (Please check opening times on our website, as these vary and are weather dependent)

Further information

Opening Hours:

30th March - 30th September 1000-1700 October till the 27th 1000-1600 Closed: November - March


Adult £10.00 Concession £8.50 Child (3-15) £4.00 Student* £5.00 Family (2 adults & up to 2 children) £23.00 Annual Membership also available

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Bicycle park
  • Dogs welcome
  • Public car park
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Library

Facilities information:

Outdoor road circuit and events facilities on site for commercial or club hire. Access to collections, library and reference material by appointment only. Study facilities by appointment only.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General guide to collections available
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits
  • Public access to stores available
  • Guided tours
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Online teaching materials available

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