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Tolbooth Museum
Tolbooth Museum
Castle Street
AB10 1EL

The Tolbooth is one of the oldest buildings in Aberdeen, built between 1616 and 1629. It was a prison for those either awaiting trial in the adjoining court or awaiting punishment. Its most famous prisoner was the 17th century Fittie Witch, Janet Walker and it also housed over fifty Jacobite prisoners after the Battle of Culloden.

Now a museum, The Tolbooth focuses on the history of crime and punishment in the city. Exhibits range from medieval instruments of punishment to prison cells and various crime and punishment related items.


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