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Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

Tolbooth Museum 6 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BN, Scotland
+44 1659 50186
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A LITTLE GEM

Excellant little museum found almost by accident travelling through Sanquhar, very interesting lots... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roan_May
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Some fascinating facts and artefacts

For a wee place, there is a lot of history! There are lots of cases and displays plus a slideshow... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Dawn C
,
Falkirk,Scotland
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“local history” (3 reviews)
“slide show” (2 reviews)
“little gem” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tolbooth Museum 6 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BN, Scotland
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+44 1659 50186
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellant little museum found almost by accident travelling through Sanquhar, very interesting lots of artifacts on display and a very helpful curator/guide (not sure of his name I think either Rob or Rab) who explained the history of the area, it's industry and culture. Being...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

For a wee place, there is a lot of history! There are lots of cases and displays plus a slideshow and commentary. I like Admirable Crichton’s story but there was plenty more of interest.

Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Excellent little museum. Lots of fascinating artefacts and information. The curator was very friends and informative. Well worth visiting and FREE

Thank Joanna4153
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum and Rab was great at showing us around. He was very informative and obviously interested in sharing the history of the town. Our young boys (6&4) loved it and and had a fun time doing the Lego treasure hunt.

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The day we visited Rab was working; a charming man full of knowledge of the history of the area and more than willing to give us additional information about the exhibits.

Thank AnnAE181
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

No entrance fee to this small compact local museum. Well worth a visit and even the children will find it of interest. Gives a great insight into past times within Sanquhar and the surrounding area. If the kids play up just threatened them with a...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

A fantastic little museum that paints a picture of Sanquhar's past. The exhibits of Sanquhar knitting and other local history are fascinating. Friendly and well informed staff make this a an excellent experience

Thank Norma S
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a free museum and an interesting insight into the area. The slide show is worth a few minutes of your time.

Thank Gregory L
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

As an avid knitter passionate about traditional Scottish knitting, I finally got to visit after many years of trying! Can't recommend it highly enough for anyone with an interest in knitting, particularly Sanquhar knitting. Great displays, very accessible to get close to, lots of history...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

a factual place of local history, a slide-show of interest with good displays contained on a single floor in just 2 rooms excellent exhibition of Sanquhar knitted gloves, very different than normal items and several unusual artifacts to be seen....closes lunch-time approx 1 - 2...More

Thank 69norman
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Tracey Y
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Response from Robert625 | Reviewed this property |
His. No closed for season now until easter/April. Well worth visiting the Area . There's the Multiverse at Crawick that's a must see and the beautiful Leadhills and walks at Drumlanrig Castle and gardens. Hope you go me... More
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