Grampian Transport Museum

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A Treasure House of Transport History! Dramatic displays, working exhibits and DVD presentations trace the history of road travel and transport in the North East of Scotland.

Facilities include free car parking, Education Room, shop, cafe(daily July August otherwise Sundays only), children's play area, picnic area.

Access facilities include Audioguide, Interactive CD ROM of museum, Induction loop at Reception, Wheelchair access WC, Wheelchair, large print on key displays.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

October 1000-1600

Closed: November - March

Admission charges

Adult £5.20 Annual Membership also available
Child £2.60
Senior Citizen £4.40
Family £13.00 (2 Adults + up to 3 children)

Additional info

Outdoor road circuit and events facilities on site for commercial, individual or club hire.
Access to collections, library and reference material by appointment only. Study facilities by appointment only.

Grampian Transport Museum is concerned with the Transport and Social history of North East Scotland. Horse drawn, motor cars, motorcycles, pedal cycles, steam and commercial vehicles are represented.

Approximately 50 motor vehicles and 50 motorcycles.

The museum has a policy of changing exhibits from year to year, so another visit is always worth while!

Collection details

Archives, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Craigivar Express (1895 Steam tricycle build by local postman)
  • Sentinel Steam Waggon (1914 the oldest recorded)
  • Cruden Bay Tram Car (Built for the Cruden Bay Hotel)
  • Beeston Humber motorcycle (early 1902 motorcycle)
  • Wheelwright display
  • 1930s Garage display
  • Three Wheelers
  • Horse Drawn Carriages
  • Moving the Mail Display
  • Mortier Music Organ
  • Motorsport Display
  • Early Cars
  • AA Display
  • Bicycles
  • Automobilia
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Next of Kin at GTM 2nd April - 31 August 2016

Next of Kin

  • 2 April — 31 August 2016 *on now

Next of Kin, an exhibition created by National Museums Scotland, opens on 2nd April at the Grampian Transport Museum. It presents a picture of Scotland during the First World War through treasured objects from official and private sources, passed to close relatives and down through generations.

The exhibition was previously shown at the National War Museum in Edinburgh Castle, and Grampian Transport Museum will be the fifth of eight touring venues around Scotland. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government. Each of the host venues will be adding material from their own collections to tell local stories which reflect the themes of the exhibition.

Next of Kin will tell the stories of those directly involved in the Great War, including Colonel Frank Fleming. Col. Fleming was taken prisoner, and his experiences will now be detailed when the display opens to the public on 2nd April.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£9.50 adults, £7.50 concessions, children £1


Grampian Transport Museum
AB33 8AE


Museum Website


Main Email Address

Curator & Assistant Curator

Events Office


Main Desk & Switchboard

019755 62292

Events Office

019755 64517


All Departments

019755 62180

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