watercolour painting of the Tolbooth stonehaven

Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum

Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum is a community run museum supported by Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeenshire Museums Service.

The museum has a number of artefacts linked to Stonehaven’s heritage, many with an association with the days when the building served as a prison. For example, visitors can view an original cell door, and the Crank - a punishment device which was weighted down and had to be turned by prisoners.

 

Congratulations must go to the Stonehaven Tolbooth Association who, this year have been awarded the prestigious 'Queen's Award for Voluntary Services'. This is a highly regarded accolade and is equivalent to an MBE for volunteer groups. Well done.

 

Visit the Tolbooth Museum and Stonehaven History Museum webpage.

Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum

Many names and dates can be seen scratched onto a prison door.

Many names and dates can be seen scratched onto a prison door.

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