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Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

At Sanquhar's fine 18th century Tolbooth, you will discover Sanquhar's world famous tradition and the story of the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel.

Opening hours

The museum is open from April to September each year:

Tuesday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Sunday - 2pm to 5pm

Location map

High Street, Sanquhar, DG4 6BN

Facility information

  • Free entry
  • No wheelchair access

Discover Sanquhar's world famous knitting tradition and the story of the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel. explore how the ordinary people of Upper Nithsdale live and worked and what was it like to be a prisoner in Sanquhar jail?  All this and more can be found in the town's fine 18th century tolbooth.

A free audio-visual presentation and museum trail takes you on a tour, revealing the fascinating story of Upper Nithsdale.

VisitScotland has awarded the Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum with 3 stars for the standard of the facilities and services.

Contact details

  • Call 01659 50186
Page last updated: 03/08/17