The Tolbooth Museum

The Tolbooth Museum is one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings and one of the best-preserved 17th century gaols in Scotland. It features displays on local history and the development of crime and punishment through the centuries. The Tolbooth Museum provides a unique experience in the form of its atmospheric 17th and 18th century cells, original doors and barred windows. Displays include the Maiden and the blade of Aberdeen's 17th century guillotine.

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12noon - 3pm

Admission free

Download The Tolbooth Plan

Please note

Please note that we do not have toilets or a café available within The Tolbooth Museum. These facilities are available at the nearby Aberdeen Maritime Museum, located on Shiprow.


The Tolbooth Museum
Castle Street
AB11 5BQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1224 621167
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 523666
Tel: ++ 44 (0) 1224 523653