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Address: High St., Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Phone Number: +44-1557-33-15-56
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Small but interesting

A two-gallery exhibition of local artists' work. Mostly photography on my visit, with a few landscape paintings. There is a small cafe area as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
John_in-Ely
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
66 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Dropping into this exhibition of Photographs,Ceramics and Paintings I was very taken with the quality and presentation. The photographs by Vaughan Williams, Ceramics by Joe Nimmo and the Secrets of Balcary Studio exhibits are a delight .I was very taken with the photos and spent a considerable time browsing . The Display area is well lit and has plenty of... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A two-gallery exhibition of local artists' work. Mostly photography on my visit, with a few landscape paintings. There is a small cafe area as well.

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Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very good audio visual display on the history of art in the area and the story of The Glasgow Boys .Local Crotchet artist working away on some very fine pieces of jewelry. the actual building in itself is very impressive.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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65 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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95 helpful votes 95 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
88 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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