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Tolbooth Art Centre

Address: High St., Kirkcudbright, Scotland
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Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Tells the story of this little town that has attracted artists for over a century, through film and an excellent collection of original works. Fascinating building too.

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Portland, Oregon
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59 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A visit to Kirkcudbright is not complete until you see the Tolbooth Art Centre. Admission is FREE. The building itself is now a gorgeous architectural marvel. Built in the 1620's to serve as both council offices and prison, it once housed American naval hero John Paul Jones in one of its cells. He grew up in nearby Kirkbean. Kirkcudbright is... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a permanent arts centre and when visited had a very good photographic exhibition. There is also a video presentation about Kircudbright and it's attraction to artists over the years. Small cafe for coffee afterwards was very relaxing and very welcome. Friendly helpful staff

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Aberdeenshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Popped in to see what they could offer and was pleased to find a limited but interesting exhibition of works. Good welcoming staff. There is a small café in the premises

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Vancouver, Canada
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184 reviews 184 reviews
54 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Tolbooth dates from the 17th century and was a public building housing at various times the local counsel as well as the sheriff and a debtor's prison. It's most famous prisoner was the privateer turned opportunistic American naval figure, John Paul Jones. There is a sign pointing out where he was likely housed. The gallery also runs two videos... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
83 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A great introduction to the "Glasgow Boys". An informative video explains all and there are original art works to see. There is usually an art exhibition on the top floor.

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New Galloway, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A simply display of paintings and photographs, together with a audio and sound show. I would have appreciated much more information about what I was looking at.

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ilkley
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72 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

loved it. very different. film about local artist very interesting good little cafe but we had just had lunch!!

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This great old building from 1629 has been lovingly restored and is now an arts centre, which includes an audio-visual about the area's artists, galleries, a small cafe and a gift shop. It's located in a very interesting corner of the town. And it's free to get into!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Really nice place to visit with an different exhibition every few weeks. The building is attractive and the café worth a visit too.

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