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Grampian Transport Museum

Montgarrie Road, Alford AB33 8AE, Scotland
+44 1975 562292
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Midweek visit

It's many years since we visited Alford. This time we took the opportunity to visit this small but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter K
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Cropwell Bishop, United Kingdom
Well worth the money

My wife and I were looking for things to do and came across this place, we were both surprised by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim P
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Located in the vibrant village of Alford, just 45 minutes from Aberdeen, the museum boasts an impressive range of transport exhibits, from travelling chariots, of the 1800's, 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’ and ‘It’s Electric’ which gives an in depth look at the past, present and future of electric 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 and array of 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 year old. (Please check opening times on our website, as these vary and are weather dependant)
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Montgarrie Road, Alford AB33 8AE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's many years since we visited Alford. This time we took the opportunity to visit this small but interesting Museum. There is a very good selection vehicles to view ranging from push bikes, motor bikes, cars, trams and coaches. Of particular interest on our visit...More

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for things to do and came across this place, we were both surprised by the quality of stuff here it was bigger than we expected. The staff were very friendly and the on site cafe was very nice with...More

Thank Tim P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can I say, what a find. It had a magnificent collection of motor vehicles, push bikes, motor bikes and Billy Connolly’s trike and bow top caravan. They have activities for children . And they have a fantastic fairground organ which played the theme...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With everything from rally cars, to electric cars, to Penney Farthing bicycles, to lots of motorbikes, we were very pleasantly surprised at the range of this museum’s collection. A 1947 classic Triumph motor car and a snowplow? Yes, they’re both here. The tea room is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on the last day of our holiday in Aberdeenshire and it has been one of our highlights of the week. Our 3 year old son absolutely loved it from the moment he walked through the door and although he likes to go...More

Thank Shona G
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Coordinator at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Shona, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Our big yellow snowplough is always a firm favourite with our visitors, young and old. We hope you had a lovely...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have pooch will travel. But then what? You are not allowed in most places, so holidays in warmer weather become a chore. And predictably, arguments and frayed tempers ensue! Not in this wonderful little museum. We were welcomed like old friends, and the pooch like...More

Thank MrandMrsSKIClub
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Coordinator at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We pride ourselves on being dog friendly and it is always a treat for us to get to welcome visiting pooches. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing your...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Just love coming here. everything set out perfectly. So many things changed since my last visit I ended up spending 5 hours here. The tablet that you are given on entry explains in some detail what you are looking at. My wife, who is not...More

Thank skyyaker
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum yesterday excellent layout aberdeen tram ford cortina 1967 travellers rest cafe very reasonalby priced like the cars in the cafe the scalectric bike selection raleigh chopper aa phone box would visit again

Thank lukeskyway
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon at GTM.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

So many interesting exhibits even for someone not particularly interested in cars. The staff where extremely knowledgable and very helpful and friendly.

Thank Marian1792014
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon at GTM.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

1st up they allow dogs in, so bonus on a really hot day. The museum has a bit of alsorts in it including some of guy martins vehicles/bikes and even billy Connolly trike, they give you a tablet which you can use to tell you...More

Thank Kerry L
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon at GTM.

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Bill B
1 October 2016|
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Response from GTMAlford | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. I can confirm that the current concession entry rate is £8. We do not offer disability scooters, however we do have a wheelchair which can be used at no additional cost. GTM
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