The Tolbooth

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.

The TolboothAbout

Explore the unique complex of 17th and 18th century gaol cells within The Tolbooth Museum.

The TolboothHistory

Discover the incredible building, gruesome medieval torture methods and the history of crime and punishment in Aberdeen at The Tolbooth Museum.

What's OnWhat's On

An exciting range of exhibitions, events, talks and walks organisedby Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.

The TolboothVisiting

Learn more about The Tolbooth Museum by arranging a fascinating tour or visit.

The TolboothAccess

Parking, schools and disabled access information.

Find us

The Tolbooth Museum
Castle Street
AB10 1EX

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


Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday

Admission free

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.

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