Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

Relive the story of our famous farming past in the beautiful surroundings of Aden Country Park. Visit the delightful country park location with children's play area and woodland walks.

Start at the unique, semi-circular home farm steading. Visit Hareshowe, a working farm set in the 1950s and see the reconstructed interior of the Horseman's House. We also have a theatre available for booking.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum has been approved as a Recognised Collection of National Significance by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS). The aim of the scheme is to celebrate, promote and invest in the nationally significant museum and gallery collections around Scotland.

For more information on our museum please contact us.

Opening times

The museum is open to the public for the 2018 season from Friday 30th March to Sunday 28th October.

View Aberdeenshire Farming Museum opening times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.15am to 4pm
  • Closed Wednesday


The museum is running two exhibits.

Food, Folk and Farming

Visit us and view a specially made film, hear about the food industry in the north east and have a look at some interesting objects from our collections.

As part of an ongoing consultation process we are asking our visiting public if our exhibits tell the stories you want to hear about food, folk and farming.

Your comments will help to improve our museum. Please come along and tell us what you think.

The James Morrison collection

The photographic work of James Morrison is a fascinating aid to understanding the North East's rich rural heritage. His photographs provide a remarkable record of traditional farming life in Aberdeenshire between 1890 and 1920. The collection is kindly on loan to us from the Buchan Field Club.

Contact the museum

You can contact Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in writing, by telephone or email:

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum
Aden Country Park
AB42 5FQ
Telephone: 01771 624590
Email: museums@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

View the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum location map.

Car parking is available at Aden Country Park. 

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