Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright

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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. Use our Kirkcudbright trip generator to arrange your visit to Tolbooth Art Centre and other attractions in Kirkcudbright.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The history and architecture of this building overpower the artistry inside. We were here on a day right before an art festival. We were told there might be an exhibit on the middle floor to see. That...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    My better half and I were warmly welcomed and informed of where to see what was on offer. We firstly viewed a black & white photographic exhibition, moving on into the audio visual theatre, where a vi...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    The Art Centre tells the story of the artists who settled in Kirkcudbright last century. There are DVDs about them and it is very interesting. You can only wonder why Jessie M King, E A Taylor and E A...  more »

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