Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright

4.0
#3 of 6 in Museums in Kirkcudbright
Find out why Kirkcudbright is also known as the "artists' town" at Tolbooth Art Centre. Located inside a 17th-century house that used to serve as a tolbooth (the main municipal office and prison), the art gallery testifies to the town's enduring allure for artists and the inspiration they've found here. View works by well-known artists, such as E.A. Hornel or Jessie M. King, as well as a display of contemporary art and pieces from emerging talents. The art center also includes a gift shop and a cafe where you can taste locally made cakes and biscuits. A visit to Tolbooth Art Centre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kirkcudbright trip planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Tolbooth Art Centre
map
Tolbooth Art Centre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
67 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Visited with family ... Lovely staff. Art exhibition for local students. An informative audio visual as to why Kirkudbright became known as the Artists How. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to this art centre where we viewed photography and art work from local artists. There was a rather old, but informative video about the artist colony the town was famous for. I wa...  more »
  • This little gallery in the historic old tolboothis well worth a visit. An nice selection of paintings from the area is complimented by a good informative film about the artists who have lived and work...  more »
Google
  • A great place to really catch up on some of the towns history. after being one of the oldest buildings there from the towns founding, this place now holds some great art and a mini informational cinema

Plan your trip to Kirkcudbright

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kirkcudbright

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kirkcudbright by other users

20 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in London, Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kirkcudbright BY A USER FROM CANADA June, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 58 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Dumfries and Galloway BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Dumfries and Galloway BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Dumfries and Galloway BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Dumfries and Galloway BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Edinburgh & Kirkcudbright BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Kirkcudbright BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Dumfries and Galloway BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Dumfries and Galloway BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans