Not for the faint hearted – a great account of crime and punishment in Aberdeen
The centrally located Tolbooth museum is housed in one of the best preserved 17th century former gaols in Scotland. The museum describes the development of crime and punishment in Aberdeen over the centuries. At the top of a spiral stone staircase visitors can enjoy exhibits of eerie 17th and 18th century cells, featuring the original cell doors and barred windows. The museum also holds various other law enforcement related items. The museum is free with donations welcomed. It is worth noting that there are no toilets or café in this museum, however the nearby Maritime Museum has both facilities available .