The Tolbooth Museum

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About The Tolbooth Museum, Aberdeen

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 Get To The Tolbooth Museum by Public Transport

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

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Address: Castle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1EL

Phone: +44-1224621167

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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  • A very interesting museum, entrance is free. Any ladies who visit it would be a good idea to wear a pair of flat shoes, as the stairs are steep narrow and winding to say the least. Be sure to give a donation on your way out, to help keep this fantastic museum open.

  • So glad I visited here, some great information and displays. Loved the story telling "inmate" upstairs!

  • Very informative museum! Someone want to know Aberdeen history must go there!

  • Great museum - fascinating slice of history. The stairs are not for the faint hearted!

  • Great displays, we'll layed out and very informative.

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