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“A lot packed in to a small space”
Review of Tolbooth Museum

Tolbooth Museum
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had a look around this small and compact museum on a Sunday afternoon. There are only two rooms but there are a lot of exhibits and information crammed in. It's an interesting old building that used to be a prison and still has an iron cell inside. There's a free car park around the back. It's a good museum for its size, but it won't need very long to look around it unless you want to read everything.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Having lost its funding, the community now run this museum and do a great job. Lovely presentation and free. Voluntary donations if you want to.

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Small, free museum on the waterfront--full of local treasures, lots of detail you'd never find in a big museum, and very friendly local folks who will chat and make you feel at home.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Worth a visit when you are in Stonehaven, been n Stonehaven twice for a Hogmanay so couldn't hesitate to try and see how heavy a 'fireball' actually is :)

Thank GosiaRafi
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Some great exhibits. There is a sign stating it is free but there was one gentleman on the door to put visitors under some pressure to make a donation. Somewhat spoilt the visit.

2  Thank KieranG
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lscot, volunteer at Tolbooth Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the exhibits. I am very sorry indeed that you felt pressed to donate to our charity. Your concerns will
be brought to the attention of all our volunteers and they will be
reminded that donations are a bonus at the discretion of the visitor. We certainly wish to offer a relaxed , welcoming and stimulating experience to our visitors.

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