The Tolbooth museum is supported by Aberdeenshire Council, but managed and operated entirely by a team of volunteers.
The museum is visited by over 22,000 people a year of all ages, and from 88 countries across the globe, as we can see from our visitors book. We regularly have visitors from Europe, Asia, Australasia, the USA and Canada and many other parts of the world.
Volunteers play a vital role in providing a warm greeting to visitors as they arrive and in answering the many questions about items in the museum. Also, we frequently act as an information service, including providing directions to other attractions such as Dunnottar Castle.
We have a dinosaur hunt for the children with a small prize at the end which they find great fun.
No experience is necessary, just an interest in being part of an enthusiastic team dedicated to preserving and sharing this incredible piece of history.
We're a friendly bunch and volunteers are on duty while the museum is open. Most volunteers do one or two afternoons a month, but you can do as many or as few as you choose.
The museum's opening hours are:
If you'd like to join us, you can complete the form below, or drop in when the Tolbooth is open.
You'll even get one of the Famous Red Tolbooth Fleeces...