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Grampian Transport Museum

Alford AB33 8AE, Scotland
+44 1975 562292
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First time back for a number of years

This was the first time we had visited since the renovations to the front of the building. Loved... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Westhill, United Kingdom
Great hidden gem

Went here with my kids to try to pass a day where once again it was raining. Some really great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laurence B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“The museum opens for the 2017 season on Sunday March 26 at 10am. The Grampian Transport Museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on! Every season the museum refreshes around one third of its exhibits –this year’s exhibition includes the Guy Martin collection; Guy has very kindly loaned the museum several items from his personal collection including a stunning Rolls Royce Merlin engine from a Spitfire, several of his motorbikes plus the Gravity racer which he crashed spectacularly at 90mph. A few old favourites remain, including Billy Connolly’s Boom Lowrider motortrike, as seen in his ‘World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales’ TV show and the ex-Grampian Police Rover SD1 Vitesse. The museum continues to celebrate the Scottish Motor Industry with ‘Made in Scotland’ – showcasing a number of Scottish made vehicles, including the Linwood made Hillman Imp. This year the museum is celebrating the bicentenary of the bicycle with a special exhibition that explores the routes of the modern bicycle and celebrates 200 years of one of the greatest transport revolutions. Continuing in 2017 is the GTM's very own Junior Driving School - a fun and educational introduction to road safety and driving for 4 to 10 year olds. Open 10am – 5pm daily, April – September and 10am – 4pm until October 29.”
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Alford AB33 8AE, Scotland
+44 1975 562292
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first time we had visited since the renovations to the front of the building. Loved the new entrance and enjoyed the warm welcome we remembered from previous visits. Fab staff throughout the whole place. Plenty of quizzes / trails available for all...More

Thank ScotlandAliH
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here with my kids to try to pass a day where once again it was raining. Some really great exhibits in here and well worth the entrance fee. Loved the classic cars myself and staff are very friendly.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't been to the museum for decades so a visit was long overdue. There was so much of interest it was great value, and lots of things to keep the young ones entertained and involved, including the quizzes and the vehicles they could enter....More

Thank Barbara41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing collection of old cars, bikes, trams and lorries. The grandchildren loved it especially the ones they were allowed on. Well worth the entrance money.

Thank Oldelgin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit. The entrance fees were a bit expensive for one hour visit. Within walking distance to the Heritage Museum and centre of Alford.

1  Thank Rozi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last visited 20 years ago and wanted to see what if any changes had been made. We were not disappointed, layout on guide is great to follow. Guy Martin exhibit really enjoyable. Billy Connelly's trike a treat to see. Snowplough massive. All the areas...More

Thank BandG1950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a fantastic afternoon here; visited the café first and enjoyed a bacon roll and ham sandwich both being prepared to order; while we were there enjoyed the organ music which is situated in the main hall. There is a vast selection of vehicles on...More

Thank 298sunshine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a sponsored cycle from Inverness to Aberdeen in aid of 'Maggies' and had arranged a stop off at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford. The staff were simply superb and offered up high quality food (GF no problems) at reasonable rates. The...More

Thank LordGlencoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old cars and motorcycles fascinate me - and there's a good selection of these plus lots of other interesting transport memorabilia. My wife and I visited yesterday - a wet Wednesday in July. We were in the area on holiday and the visit proved a...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really surprised with the amount of vehicles from all decades and countries in this museum. While it is off the beaten track it is a really great day out. There are super activities for children and young people inside and outside the museum....More

Thank Carol W
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Bill B
1 October 2016|
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Response from 57cameron | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do concessions for pensioners but can,t remember how much it was. Don,t no about disability scooters.