Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

Organisation: Museum

Collections held: Courts, Prisons

Dates: 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum is housed in the 18th century tolbooth on the High Street in Sanquhar. It was built in 1731-5 to replace an earlier building. It was the administrative centre for the town, with a jail on the lower floor.

Opening Hours: April-September, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm

Address: High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BN


Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

Historic Buildings?

Sanquhar Burgh Tolbooth. Visitors are able to look through the door of the lower part of the building where the jail was housed.

Who can access the collection?

External (public)

How big is the collection?


Photo credits

Dumfries and Galloway Museum Service