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Tolbooth Art Centre

High St., Kirkcudbright, Scotland
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Kirkcudbright
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Buxton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was a venue for a recent Art Trail Weekend and we visited this beautifully renovated old building for its art exhibition. It was a worthy backdrop for the paintings and craftwork on display. There is art on both floors and there is even a lift if you don't fancy the open tread spiral staircase. Although we didn't have time... More

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Scotland/Portugal
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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There is nearly always an art exhibition on the upper floor which is worth visiting. There is a lift, but if you can manage the twisting stone stairs you'll see bits of the past life of the Tolbooth on display. The cafe has good cakes and there is a good selection of books on the area.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visited the Tolbooth on our previous trip and liked the exhibition very much, but this year's was not to our taste. The cafe is good, with homemade cakes and scones, a good choice of books and the video presentation is interesting.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We visited with no idea what we had found and were delighted with the experience. Take a few minutes to watch the video about the history of the area.

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

More a presentation of local artists, some have better skills than others, but a good insight into the scene of the area. Worth 20 minutes of your time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Well after great people at The Gem, TI in Kirkcudbright , The Stewartry Museum and all the Galleries despite two wild children touching everything we found her the reason for poor Scottish hospitality, receptionist in Tolbooth just couldn't care, we tried so bought nothing in shop and didn't have a coffee and cake. Film show interesting, Gallery worst in town.

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