Alford’s award-winning Grampian Transport Museum is planning an entertaining ending to its 2021 season on 31st October with two weeks of Halloween themed fun throughout the school holidays. The museum will be open 10am-5pm every day from Thursday 14th until Sunday 31st with competitions and quizzes for the children as well as all the exciting exhibits for everyone to enjoy before changes are made over winter ready for 2022. Curator Mike Ward, who retires at the end of this season, has been delighted with level of visitors to the museum throughout this challenging year “Everybody in the tourism and visitor attraction sector began 2021 not knowing how the year was going to work out. Here at GTM we have been tremendously supported by the Government though Museums and Galleries Scotland (MGS). Grants have been awarded which have enabled us to ‘Build Back Better’, more resilient to withstand unforeseen circumstances, such as the global pandemic. We have been able to use this money to change the way we operate with much lower overheads and much reduced carbon footprint, leaving our visitor income available to enhance our exhibition and activities, giving visitors an even better experience. In the summer, with this support, we were able to offer our Junior Driving School and outdoor play area free of charge, giving many more families a chance to enjoy our facilities, it was good to see.
“For the October school holidays we are again opening every day until October 31st, the end of our 2021 season. With our ever popular ‘tablet tours’ and ‘climb aboard’ exhibits as well as the Halloween themed fun we are looking forward to welcoming many more families over the next two weeks.”
To visit GTM it is still necessary to book on-line. Covid precautions are in place and the wearing of face coverings is required. The museum is dog friendly and welcomes well behaved canine visitors!