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Grampian Transport Museum

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

For what was on offer too see was very impressive brilliant collection and great to see the down... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roger O
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Very surprised to find this gem of a transport museum in this small town. It was a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reopen from Friday 30th March 2018. 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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Montgarrie Road, Alford AB33 8AE, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For what was on offer too see was very impressive brilliant collection and great to see the down side was how very expensive it is too get in

Thank Roger O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprised to find this gem of a transport museum in this small town. It was a very interesting experience with lots of different exhibits of all types of local area transport down the years. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with my husband and two young children and we all had a great time. The man you served us was very friendly and helpful. My daughter loved doing the quizzes as we went around. Lots of very interesting displays covering a wide variety...More

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recomended by family, exhibits were very well kept and had a good selection. Loved the Guy Martins stuff. Staff were very friendly and informative. Really nice tearoom with good quality food and locally sourced. We bought a Spring Rover Ticket which is available to...More

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some amazing old vehicles. Beautifully restored. Not a very large collection, but a big variety. The only problem was the high entry price. For four adults it would cost £40. Far too much. Us two lads went in (the girls insisted) the girls said you...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant time at the Grampian transport museum with the wife, daughters and daughters boyfriend. Guy Martin display is awesome and his Volvo is a real wolf in sheeps clothing. Restaurant is cosy and very reasonably priced. Can’t make my mind up if my...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Recently we were delighted to attend an event here to launch the Museum's "It's Electric!" exhibition where you can see a working model of an electric motor design by Aberdeen inventor Robert Davidson. We were in the company of some of the inventor's descendants, one...More

Thank FMMG
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to meet with the Davidson's who were here on a special visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A small but very friendly exhibition of transport of all types. Worth taking the time to read all the information cards and use the IPAD type information tablets. First time I've seen these but they work very well to give additional info and pictures

Thank D_Kidd2014
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Fantastic to hear your feedback regarding our information tablets, these are a fairly new addition at the museum and they are have been very well received. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It's just incredible how much stuff they have packed in! Examples of vehicles powered by foot, pedal, horse, steam, petrol and electricity, all well laid out. Lovely little cafe and very helpful staff. Very child friendly.More

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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and our wide variety of exhibits. Our staff and volunteers work hard to ensure our visitors are made to feel comfortable and welcome and your comments will be passed to them....More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

took 3 grandchildren here & they loved it, the vehicles are stunning and a step back in time . Well worth a visit .shame the public transport from aberdeen (bus) is only every 2hours

Thank Deefan54
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GTMAlford, Visitor Reception Supervisor at Grampian Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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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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