The Tolbooth Museum, Aberdeen

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  • This museum is a must for any with a desire for the past history. This place does have very narrow stairs so take care. They do have a opportunity to use a elevator there but it must only be operated ...  more »
  • This museum is small, but I found that the subject matter was entirely engaging emotionally. It tells the history of the site and building. The most interesting aspect is that it uses real life histor...  more »
  • Was all a bit too creepy for our children (7 and 8) - 8y old eventually found the courage to visit the cells while I sat with the youngest.  more »
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  • Very informative with lots to see. It's not a huge place so don't expect to be in here long if you're not into reading all the information. But if you take your time to have a read it's actually very informative and has some really interesting stories to be told. Unfortunately due to the age and design of the building it's not at all suitable for persons who cannot ascend/decend on a medieval spiral staircase with no solid hand rail. But if you can manage it it's worth a visit 100%
  • Free entry, no wheelchair access/pushchairs etc. If you're up for a flight of stairs, its a great way to spend 30 mins.
  • An interesting place to visit. Travel back in time and see how prisons were..
  • A very interesting walk around the old building. The exhibitions are limited but include historic maps of Aberdeen, as well as miniature models and an old city drum dating from the 1800s. If you are interested in architecture the building itself is about as interesting as anything inside.
  • Old maps of Aberdeen are displayed in the museum, it shows the change of land use and town expansion over time, very intriguing. Also the history of Tolbooth and related stories can be found. Staff is knowledgable, he told us other interesting facts of building. It is small and free, better than ghost house in amusement park, worthy to visit.
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