The Tolbooth is the oldest building in Stonehaven, dating from the late 16th century. The original use of the stone building was that of courthouse and prison. Today the ground floor contains a museum that showcases the building’s turbulent past and Stonehaven’s rich history. Visitors can examine the model of the Earth’s earliest known air breathing animal found at nearby Cowie, reminisce over past domestic life, read informative panels on notable past individuals and events, including the founding of the Scotch Colony in New Brunswick, view old photographs of the town and study the local geology.
*Please note – the 1st floor contains the Tolbooth Restaurant which is not part of Doors Open Days.
Where to find us
- Tolbooth Museum
- Old Pier
- AB39 2JU
Programmes this building took part in: