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Tolbooth Museum, Stonehaven Harbour, Aberdeenshire AB39 2JU 07512 466329

Stonehaven Tolbooth

Since we took over the museum from Aberdeenshire Council the committee has had concerns over the low level of lighting available in the building. Neither the Council nor ourselves had the financial resources to renew the lighting but the committee were determined to find a solution. After a number of years of fund raising, together with two donations from the Stonehaven & District Lions Club and a sizeable grant from the Meikle Carewe Windfarm Community Fund, we are now in a position to...

Museum ArtefactsThe Tolbooth museum has been fortunate to gain a student placement this year. Amanda is studying for a museum based degree at Aberdeen University and is spending a considerable part of her summer break working at the Tolbooth. Amanda's first project has been to review our asset register and bring it up to date. Not an easy task ! Once this project is completed we hope that Amanda will have sufficient time left to provide advice on the best way to display some of our artefacts, work on a...

2016 FootfallAberdeenshire Council has just released the annual footfall figures for those attractions operating under the umbrella of their Museum Services. It is very pleasing to report that for the third year running the Tolbooth is the top destination for visitors as measured by numbers entering the attractions. The Tolbooth museum entertained 22,574 visitors with the runner up (The Farming Museum) reaching 15,074. It was not exactly a level playing field last year as the Farming Museum was closed...

Museum DisplayContinuing our policy of refreshing/improving our current displays we are pleased to report that the fishing section in the museum has been augmented with the purchase of navigational equipment that was in extensive use prior to the introduction of the satellite GPS sysytem. We have acquired a Decca Navigator Mk 21 display unit from a source in the south of England. The Decca system was developed during WW2 and became, along with LORAN, the primary navigational tool for fishermen in the North...

Virtual TourWe recently had a visit from Darren Wright who specialises in creating virtual tours of various local buildings and the results of his efforts can be seen on our Virtual Tour page. Have a look to discover what the museum can offer and then pay us a visit to see the artefacts in greater detail. We are grateful to Darren for his photographic skills and permission to show the images.

Opening Hours

Free Admission - Everyone Welcome

Monday 13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 13:30 - 16:30
Thursday 13:30 - 16:30
Friday 13:30 - 16:30
Saturday 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday 13:30 - 16:30

Sorry We Are Closed

Picture Gallery

Take a Virtual Tour

Volunteers Wanted

Donations Welcome

Stonehaven Tolbooth

Stonehaven Tolbooth Association
Old Pier, Stonehaven Harbour,
Aberdeenshire,
AB39 2JU. UK
Email:
Phone: (mob) 07512 466329 (Opening hours only)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonehaventolbooth
OSCR Charity: SC043279
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