The Tolbooth Museum, Aberdeen

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  • Went here today due to the rain. Pleasantly surprised as the exhibits are good. Interesting pieces on the punishments for different crimes and liked the cells. Watch the steps up and down as they are ...  more »
  • It seems very interesting, is free and if you are at aberdeen you can see it, is very small and too many stairs.
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  • This museum is small and atmospheric and makes for an interesting/ educational visit, however it is not suitable for the less abled bodied visitor as the only access is by climbing steep spiral stairs...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A very interesting museum, entrance is free. Any ladies who visit it would be a good idea to wear a pair of flat shoes, as the stairs are steep narrow and winding to say the least. Be sure to give a donation on your way out, to help keep this fantastic museum open.
  • A must see if you are just visiting Aberdeen. Completely free and historically enriching I loved it. I've gone back at least 2 times since being here.
  • Nice free museum to learn a bit about Aberdeen's history. Really interesting and the staff is really nice.

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