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

Stonehaven Tolbooth

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.
Ghoulish Going-onsOnce again we have had pleasure in hosting AfterDark Paranormal Investigations for another night at the Tolbooth museum. As you will see from the attached report the company had an excellent night and appeared to have enjoyed themselves immensely. The museum was only too pleased to aid them in their investigations.Below is a small extract from the full report,The investigation began in the area of the building which the shop is within. Everyone stood round the glass display cases and in...

Chief Exec VisitWillie Munro, Cressida Coates (Chair of Tolbooth Association) and Colin Mackenzie at Tolbooth entranceOn Tuesday 23rd July Mr Colin Mackenzie, the Chief Executive of Aberdeenshire Council, undertook a tour of the Stonehaven area and had requested that the Tolbooth museum should be included in his itinerary. Cressida Coates, George Strang, Jim Bruce and Ian Balgowan (all Trustees of the Tolbooth Association) were delighted to welcome Messrs Mackenzie and Munro (Area Manager Kincardineshire...

The CrankIn 1984 the prison cells at Stonehaven police station were refurbished and at least two punishment wheels, also called a Crank, were discovered. One was renovated by Raymond Penney at Mackie Academy and then returned to the police station where it has been stored in the boiler room for the last 25 years. However, this month Grampian Police kindly donated the wheel to the Tolbooth Museum.The image shows the Crank in situ at Stonehaven police station - it was attached to the wall and it was...

Fetteresso HeadA local resident was creating a flower bed at Fetteresso Castle when his spade struck a hard object. Careful digging yielded a carved stone head. This has now been examined by a series of experts in the UK and their findings are confusing and contradictory. One thought that it belonged to the 5th/6th century; a second opinion placed it as a carving made in the 12th century.However, the Treasure Trove Unit at the National Museum of Scotland are of the opinion that it was probably 'knocked...

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

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Volunteers Wanted

Donations Welcome

Stonehaven Tolbooth

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