Grampian Transport Museum

50% off Admission

Grampian Transport Museum


The award-winning 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.

The museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future.

Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on!

Grampian Transport Museum can trace its history back to the early 1970s 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.

With a lot of hard work and effort, the museum was born and now the exhibits are updated every year during the closed season, providing a wide range of new and exciting things for visitors to see each year.

There are always fun quizzes and trails for younger visitors to enjoy inside the museum.

Outside, the front lawn – complete with distinctive red phone box and the Birkhall Steam Engine – is a great place to enjoy a picnic while the kids let off steam in the play park.

The Museum also has the Travellers Rest Tea Room and is home to a Visitor Information Centre for the area.

The Museum & the Collections Centre buildings are 100% wheelchair accessible. The doors within the museum are fully accessible to wheelchairs. There is also a wheelchair available at reception for visitor use.

Museum parking is extensive and free with several dedicated disabled spots. The car park also has several large spaces suitable for bus and coach parking.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points – On the museum site if the public sites are unavailable they have a 30 amp supply available for museum visitors.

  • Adult – Normal Price £11.00
  • Child (3-15) –  Normal Price £4.00

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8AE


Open Thursday – Sunday  10:00 – 17:00

The Travellers Rest Tea Room

Open from 10:30am – 4:30pm.

Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

50% off admission at Grampian Transport Museum

A living museum that probes the past, present and even future. 

Through dramatic displays, working vehicle exhibits and video presentations, enjoy discovering the history of travel and transport in the North East of Scotland.

Something for everyone.

On purchase of your Northern Highlights Pass, you will be issued with details of how to obtain your 50% discount

All bookings and payment of admission tickets need to be made in advance directly on the Grampian Transport Museum website. The code supplied with your pass will need to be entered in the online booking with Grampian Transport Museum.*(This facility is currently being set up)

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

"Lovely wee museum with lots to look at. The track days and special events are great as well. We spent a good few hours wandering around enjoying the cars on show. Nicely laid out. The day we went was quiet but that suited us very well Fabulous job by all involved to have such a lovely display and great volunteers!"

dawniebee77, TripAdvisor Review

Covid - 19 Update

Opens 29th April 2021 – To visit a booking must be made in advance. On purchase of your Northern Highlights Pass, you will be issued with details of how to obtain your 50% discount.

*Please be aware that the museum may close early if the later admission time slots are not booked up to save staff time and money during the COVID 19 crisis.

Please remember to check the individual terms and conditions as shown above. Simply click the link to view.