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“Second Visit”

Grampian Transport Museum
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Alford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum is currently closed for the winter season and will reopen on Friday 30th March 2018. 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; 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. GTM has its very own Junior Driving School - a fun and educational introduction to road safety and driving for 4 to 10 year olds.
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had been here before but with grandchildren, so had no chance to read everything as children were quite small.

Overall a good place to see with toilet facilities, a small shop, cafe and plenty of information. There is a wide selection of vehicles, bikes, a few buses, a tank etc. There is also an organ, which on this visit was not working but on our first visit was. They put on events for children, today it was spot the cuddly toys as you go round.

The cafe is about average in price and serves soup, sandwiches, cakes and drinks, however, the admission charge is slightly above at £9.50 per person. Given it is a small village I suppose this reflects overhead charges.

Outside there is a childrens area, a steam engine and a few benches to sit and today, take in the sun.

Finally there is disabled toilets and access.

Thank whitwham
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a fantastic little museum which despite the size and price is a must visit. No canal, or other boats, cable cars, planes, balloons, and little railway, stuff. The museum has lots of cars, motorbikes, push-bikes, buses, carts etc. with ample interpretive material. However the museum doesn't really tell a story. How technology has evolved could be demonstrated quite easily as all the material i.e. old through to new bicycles, is already there. All that is required is some explanation.

The museum is not just for petrol-heads. There are plenty of other aspects to keep families interested - Billy Connolly's motortrike and ChittyChittyBangBang at the moment. Also there are events and activities. There was a hunt the teddy for young children (and me!!). The tearoom is a little basic in its choice, but perfectly adequate for a snack or light lunch.

Definitely worth a visit if you are local or in the area. I would probably want to go more regularly or take friends / family if the price was lower. Bit better than 4/5 but not quite 5/5

Thank Tim A
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Been going to the Alford Bike show for many years.
Come rain or shine!!

Always a hoot.
Terrific day out and a visit to transport museum is a must.

Thank Kaybe_1200
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I love this museum!! It has a double decker bus, stage coach and tram you can climb in and well it took me back to the good ole days! Lots of old but very shiny cars for car enthusiasts - I liked the bubble car best! The highlight of my visit was seeing the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car which I was told is on loan there until the end of the season. I enjoyed every second of looking around the Transport Museum and yes it's on the small side but I have been to the London Transport Museum and I love this one equally as much because it feels so personal. Also the young girl on reception was very friendly!

Thank Foodiegirl1980
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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

This place is very well run given the size and area it is in
its a shame somebody had left average reviews comparing it to the transport museum in Glasgow!!
This is a small town in Aberdeenshire what do u expect?? and it took them 1 hour to travel 30 miles so they are the people holding you up on the way there, clearly not true enthusiasts!
They hold a motorcycle event every year which is excellent shame there are not more things on but that's par for the course for north of Scotland sadly
Keep up the good work

Thank Hotelhalfmylife
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