Tolbooth Museum Stonehaven

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Tolbooth Museum, Old Quay, The Harbour, Stonehaven, AB39 2JU

Originally built as a store for Dunnottar Castle, it became the town jail and court (the 'Tolbooth') from 1600 to 1767.  It was renovated and opened by the Queen Mother in 1963; and in 1975 the ground floor became a museum.

The museum has many interesting exhibits:

  • some from the time when it was a jail, and for example when 3 Episcopal ministers were interred for conducting illegal sermons;
  • some ilustrating the fishing and farming heritage of the town
  • and many others of local bygone and historical interest.

There's also a small shop where you can buy unique souviners of your visit.

View our guide to get there, here.

  • Opening Times

    April-September
    Wed-Mon: 1.30-4.30pm

    October-March
    Sat & Sun: 12.30-3.30pm

    And at other times by prior arrangement

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