Tolbooth Museum

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by Conrad - 30 November -1

Location: Castle Street, Aberdeen

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-3pm


The Tolbooth was built 400 years ago next to the city's Sheriff's Court and served as the jail. If you visit the Tolbooth today, however, you'll find one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings has been turned into a popular museum. Amid these ancient surroundings you'll be able to see exhibits about prison life, including complete prison cells from various periods and objects connected with law and order over the ages. You'll also discover horrific restraining devices and even the 17th-century Aberdeen guillotine. The Tolbooth housed 50 rebel prisoners after their defeat at the Battle of Culloden and today is said to be one of Scotland's most haunted buildings.