The Tolbooth Museum

The Tolbooth Museum is housed in the former seventeenth century jail, that was built between 1616 and 1629 and is one of Aberdeen’s oldest surviving buildings and one of the best preserved seventeenth century gaols in Scotland.

It first opened to the public in 1995 and features displays about local history and the development of crime and punishment. You can visit the original cells where debtors, criminals, witches and felons were kept. You can also listen to William Baird recount his experiences in the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.

Address: Castle Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1EX
Tel: +44 (0)1224 621 167
Opening hours:

Open until September 2013 (dates may change annually)

Monday - Closed Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 Sunday 12:30 - 15:30