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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Bus no. – 60,61, 727, X60 and get off at Adelphi (Stop G4)
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38.09% of people who visit Aberdeen include The Tolbooth Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
57.04% of people start their The Tolbooth Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Tolbooth Museum
78.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Tolbooth Museum