About The Tolbooth Museum

The Tolbooth

The Tolbooth Museum is housed in the former wardhouse, or prison for Aberdeen, a unique complex of 17th and 18th century gaol cells. It first opened to the public as a museum in 1995.

The Tolbooth Museum is very popular with locals and tourists alike. Featured displays deal with local history and the evolution of crime and punishment over the centuries. The museum's unique atmosphere and gaol cells provide a striking visitor experience and a real insight into imprisonment and the treatment of prisoners and rebel Jacobites in times gone by.

Opening Hours

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

Admission free

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The Tolbooth Museum
Castle Street
AB11 5BQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1224 621167
Email: info@aagm.co.uk


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.