The Tolbooth Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Castle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1EL, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1224621167
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids

The Tolbooth Museum - Review

Visit one of the oldest buildings of Aberdeen, named as the Tolbooth Museum. It is also said to be the most well preserved jail house of Aberdeen. Take a tour into the museum and you will come across facts related to the history of the city and stories related to the crimes and punishment given in earlier centuries. You get to see cells of 17th and 18th century old, original doors and barred windows. The life size waxwork dummies kept within the cells looks so real that it gives you the impression as to how prisoners were punished in those days. Other highlighted features of the museum are the 16th century old Guillotine blade, leg fetters and a scold bridle. At the entrance, 17th century column of Aberdeen’s Mercat Cross is kept on display. 

The Tolbooth Museum Information

  • Toilets and cafes are not available within the museum.
  • The museum has very less accessibility for disabled people.
  • School groups can arrange tour with prior appointment.
  • Entry is free.

How To reach The Tolbooth Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus no. – 60,61, 727, X60 and get off at Adelphi (Stop G4)

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  • The Tolbooth Museum Address: Castle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1EL, United Kingdom
  • The Tolbooth Museum Contact Number: +44-1224621167
  • The Tolbooth Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • The Tolbooth Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Tolbooth Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Tolbooth Museum: 00:45 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Aberdeen include The Tolbooth Museum in their plan

  • 52.92% of people start their The Tolbooth Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Tolbooth Museum

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91.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Tolbooth Museum

People normally club together The Gordon Highlanders Museum and Kirk Of St. Nicholas while planning their visit to The Tolbooth Museum.

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  • Very informative with lots to see. It's not a huge place so don't expect to be in here long if you're not into reading all the information. But if you take your time to have a read it's actually very informative and has some really interesting stories to be told. Unfortunately due to the age and design of the building it's not at all suitable for persons who cannot ascend/decend on a medieval spiral staircase with no solid hand rail. But if you can manage it it's worth a visit 100%

  • An interesting place to visit. Travel back in time and see how prisons were..

  • Free entry, no wheelchair access/pushchairs etc. If you're up for a flight of stairs, its a great way to spend 30 mins.

  • A very interesting walk around the old building. The exhibitions are limited but include historic maps of Aberdeen, as well as miniature models and an old city drum dating from the 1800s. If you are interested in architecture the building itself is about as interesting as anything inside.

  • Old maps of Aberdeen are displayed in the museum, it shows the change of land use and town expansion over time, very intriguing. Also the history of Tolbooth and related stories can be found. Staff is knowledgable, he told us other interesting facts of building. It is small and free, better than ghost house in amusement park, worthy to visit.

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