The Tolbooth Museum

About this Organisation

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. Displays include the Maiden and the blade of Aberdeen's 17th century guillotine.

The Tolbooth Museum provides a unique experience in the form of its atmospheric 17th and 18th century cells, original doors and barred windows.

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Castle Street
AB11 5BQ

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Entry last updated: April 25th, 2018

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