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Grampian Transport Museum

Alford AB33 8AE, Scotland
+44 1975 562292
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Fantastic displays but entry cost shocking ..not worth it

Was recommended by a friend and as was in area decided to visit Shocked at entry price but paid... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Good museum to suit all

We were not expecting the museum to be as big as it is. Surprisingly and pleasantly so, information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, 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 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend and as was in area decided to visit Shocked at entry price but paid Displays stunning and mint condition But for the qty of displays £10 per adult a bit of a rip of off I wouldnt advise friends to...More

Thank happywanderer1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not expecting the museum to be as big as it is. Surprisingly and pleasantly so, information is available for each exhibit, there is a vast array of types of transport to view and it would appear most weekends if there isn't an event...More

Thank MRAW2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit. The interactive guide worked really well and was very informative. The staff were very helpful and the cafe was nice too with snacks only but good food.Depending how interested you are in Transport will decide how long you stay...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Down a side street and hidden away, a really pleasant museum. Scrupulously clean and all exhibits well presented and documented. The range of exhibits is wider than you'd expect in this rural setting. Interest for kids and a nice tearoom for the rest of us....More

Thank dfraser314x
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Just home from our family visit and all had a good day.staff are friendly.our wee girl had fun with the junior driving school so much she went back 3 times.cafe is perfect to for a refreshment break.

Thank 26kkean
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

A great museum geared to all ages. There are quizzes for younger visitors to complete on their way round and lots of information notices about the different exhibits.

Thank Lovek75
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A great collection of transport history for young and old alike. Perhaps the exhibits are a little crowded but overall a nice way to spend a few hours in a relaxed atmosphere. Would go again.

Thank tw295
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We never expected to find such a lovely museum in such a small place as Alford. Really interesting. Lots of old cars, bikes, bicycles and on shown were some of Guy Martin's bikes and the van which he took to America. Didn't try the cafe...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Fab little museum with plenty to see. Visit here every here for the grampian motorcycle convention which is a fab day out for bike lovers. Lots of other activities on during the opening season. Also has a small figure of eight track you can hire...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

There collection is fabulous, approach is systematic, tablets will be provided to see videos of those vehicles, 'Th Mortier' is excellent piece of automation where it operates by its program on different music. If with kids, Licensing program is brilliant which bring more awareness on...More

Thank Umakant K
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Bill B
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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.