3 Bath Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6HY
+44(0)1224 937500

The Tolbooth Museum – Museums

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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 .

Visit The Tolbooth Museum

The Tolbooth Museum is easily reached within 10 minutes on foot. Head up Bath Street towards Bridge  Bridge Street, then take a right onto Union Street.  After a few minutes walking along Union Street this will turn into Castle Street, the Tolbooth Museum is on your left up Lodge Walk.

How to find The Tolbooth Museum


The Tolbooth Museum
Castle Street
AB11 5BQ


+44(0)1224 621167

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Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00
Sunday 12:00 – 15:00