The Farming Museum

There is a range of large agricultural implements on display from the museum’s nationally Recognised collection. The main exhibition Weel Vrocht Grun (Well Worked Ground) tells the story of changing farming methods and implements which shaped the countryside over 200 years. The Horseman’s House provides a glimpse of life for the estate horseman during the 1920s. A contemporary film shows interviews with local farmers and food producers. There is a children’s corner with activities. A highlight of the 2018 season is the James Morrison Collection of black and white photographic prints. This visually-striking display provides a remarkable record of daily life in rural Aberdeenshire around the time of the First World War.

Visitors will be delighted to explore Hareshowe farm house and steading in Aden Country Park. Hareshowe of Ironside is a fine example of a typical tenant farm found on North East estates and was the home of the Barron family from 1935 until 1990.

The ground floor of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum is fully accessible to visitors. Access to the first floor is via stairs only. The upper floor of Hareshowe farm house and some areas of the steading may not be accessible to visitors with mobility issues. Guides are on hand at both sites to share information with visitors.

The Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Hareshowe are open from Friday 30 March until Sunday 28 October 2018 (10.15am - 4pm). The museum is closed on Wednesdays. For further information, contact Aberdeenshire Council Museums Service (Station Road, Mintlaw, AB42 5EE) on 01771 622807, or visit


The Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Aden Country Park presents an extensive view of farming and country life in north-east Scotland, particularly during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is located in the restored and unique semi-circular Aden Home Farm, built in 1800.

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