Tolbooth Museum, Aberdeen

Tolbooth Museum, Aberdeen (must see)

The Tolbooth Museum is a 17th-century jail and one of the oldest buildings in Aberdeen. It has functioned as a museum since 1995. Visitors can see prison cells, displays about police work and the Scottish Maiden, which was used in actual executionis.

The Tolbooth was built in 1629 as an addition to the Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Over the years, it held many prisoners who were accused of practicing witchcraft or who were prisoners of war. Children were also held in the Tolbooth before being sold into slavery.

The museum is a popular attraction for those who want to learn more about the dark history of Aberdeen. Visitors can enter an interactive cell where they learn about Jacobites who were held during the 18th century. Visitors interested in the paranormal may be intrigued to learn the Tolbooth is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the city. They may be able to take part in a ghost tour during their visit.

The museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 PM on Sundays.

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Tolbooth Museum on Map

Sight Name: Tolbooth Museum
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland (See walking tours in Aberdeen)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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