The Tolbooth, Aberdeen

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The Tolbooth is a former prison that has been converted into a museum, it is situated in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. The prison dates back to the 17th century when it was built between the years of 1616 and 1629, the prison is attached to the Sheriff Court. Today, the prison is a museum that displays the history of the prison, its cells and various law and order items. When visiting the museum you will really get a feel of what it was like to be a 17th and 18th-century prisoner in Aberdeen.

Getting there

The former prison is situated in the city centre. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the city's train station. The 1, 2, N1 and N18 bus services stop outside the former prison. If travelling by car, there is a car park a short walk away from the museum at ‘NCP Shiprow’; there is a small charge when parking in the car park.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open daily 10am-5pm except for Sundays when the museum operates on a shorter time schedule of 12-3pm. Admission is free.

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  • Castle St, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ, Scotland
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  • 01224 621167

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