Tolbooth Museum

Tolbooth Museum, Stonehaven: Hours, Address, Tolbooth Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Tolbooth Museum
4.5
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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PigletOxford
Oxford6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I remember visiting the museum as a child and was looking forward to taking my own children to see it during our mid week stay in Stonehaven. Unfortunately, on arrival we found it to be closed. We noted that winter opening is at weekends only but you would have thought that with it being half term they would have had some midweek opening. We were not the only family to be disappointed as we saw another family trying the door as we walked past a second time.
Written February 23, 2020
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George B
Aberdeen, UK1,548 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We stopped here on walk around the harbour. Plaque on Wall gives history of the Tolbooth going back hundreds of years. Started as store in 1600 for Dunnottar Castle.
When Stonehaven became County Town it was used as Sheriff Court and Prison.
Only opens Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to around 3
Well worth a visit in Stonehaven.
Written December 30, 2019
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Colm O
Edinburgh, UK7 contributions
Sep 2019
Such an informative place to visit. Interesting artefacts, friendly staff, and nearby parking. All free. Worth every penny of donation.
Written October 5, 2019
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Dee Leigh
7 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We were amased about the museum entry fee (no charge!). We got so much information from videos and display items on local tradition and history. It is worthwhile visiting and spending some time reading and looking around.
Written September 22, 2019
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wookey57
Edinburgh, UK1,296 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
At the old Stonehaven harbour 15meters from youre free parking place you will find a old Tolbooth museum.
Back to the years of old fishing time.
Written September 19, 2019
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fiona604
london170 contributions
Sep 2019
Lovely old museum
Really great video and old police station all set up
Enjoyed visit and it is free
Great history tour and learning opportunity for children
Friendly helpful staff
Written September 17, 2019
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Karen W
New Orleans, LA25 contributions
Aug 2019
What a great collection! The owner, Mr. Jim Bruce, personally showed us some of the items in his collection. He was proud to share his history with us.
Written August 26, 2019
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Eric R
Carlisle, UK229 contributions
Aug 2019
This was one of the highlights of our visit to Stonehaven. Seldom have we experienced such a friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team of volunteers. The museum is a gem, with a huge collection of fascinating memorabilia. To add interest for the children, they are given the challenge of finding monsters hidden throughout the museum from a sheet of drawings. Grandson Joe's winning prize, was a gold cup which took pride of place on our St Cyrus mantlepiece for the rest of our holiday! Free entry, but with a box, which was rightfully full of donations. This is a must if you are on this lovely Stonehaven harbour.
Written August 14, 2019
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claireabella1989
Staffordshire, UK8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Friendly staff , who encouraged the children to get involved with a quiz which was educational.
A great little bit of history. Free to get in so happy to donate:)
Written August 8, 2019
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Peter Walter
Guarda, Portugal165 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Well worth a visit if you are in Stonehaven at the Harbour close to some good pubs with picturesque views if you sit outside with a drink on the harbour wall .
Written June 5, 2019
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  • Wed - Mon 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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