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A small but interesting museum. Well cared for and set out. The knowledgeable curator was on hand... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Lucy A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tollbooth museum

We gave this museum a visit after coming across information of our ancestors living in this area... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Tolbooth Museum 6 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BN, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

A small but interesting museum. Well cared for and set out. The knowledgeable curator was on hand for any questions and answered all with enthusiasm. I came away feeling I had a better understanding of the town and local history. A free museum. Do visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We gave this museum a visit after coming across information of our ancestors living in this area. Over 80 years ago my grandfather worked in the coal mines and my grandmother sewed the fingers into the Sanquar gloves like the ones on display. Well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What a surprise to see so much history about a small town Sanquhar! Lovely interesting displays and an excellent video of the history of the town. Very welcoming staff (Andrew?) . Worth a visit .

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We were in the area and popped in [Sanquhar's attractions are quite limited, but the Multiverse at Crawick just outside the town is also worth a visit] and were delighted that we had done so. The curator was extremely friendly and helpful, without being overbearing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dawn C
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joanna4153
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Q1810RCmichellem
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AnnAE181
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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