About the Museum

The Grampian Transport Museum can trace its history back to the early 1970's when a number of local enthusiasts became conscious of the fact that there was a very active interest in historic transport in the North East of Scotland. They began to discuss the possibilities of establishing a permanent museum of transport to focus this interest and energy. In 1978 at a well attended public meeting in Aberdeen, the Grampian Transport Museum Association was formed. The new Association's main objective was to work towards the establishment of a Transport Museum and thereafter to administer and develop the Museum. Sites in Aberdeen were rejected in favour of the offer of a unit in rural Aberdeenshire at Alford, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, after the Grampian Regional Council expressed an interest in the new association. The Council also agreed to make available an area of uncultivated land and the remains of a railway station for use by the association. The museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on! The exhibits are updated every year during the closed season, providing a wide range of new and exciting things to see each year. Located in the vibrant village of Alford, just 25 miles from Aberdeen, the Grampian Transport Museum boasts an impressive range of transport exhibits, from travelling chariots of the 1800's, to some of the fastest cars ever made. Throughout the year the museum has an extensive outdoor events programme, with such events taking place as Alford Speedfest, Grampian Motor Cycle Convention, Family Fun Days and CycleFest.

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Grampian Transport Museum Office

  • Address: Alford, Aberdeenshire
  • Postcode: AB33 8AE
  • Phone: 019755 62292
  • URL: www.gtm.org.uk

Business Hours

  • The museum is open every day from 10am until 5pm (4pm in October) from the 21st March to the 31st October.

Grampian Transport Museum

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