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Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright

Facility Information


The Tolbooth Art Centre is based in Kirkcudbright's 17th century Tolbooth. This served previously as the Town Council offices, Burgh and Sheriff courts and the criminal and debtor's prison. One of its most famous prisoners was John Paul Jones, hero of the American Navy.

Find out about Kirkcudbright's famous artists, such as E A Hornel, Jessie M King, E A Taylor and Charles Oppenheimer in the Tolbooth's audio-visual shows "Kirkcudbright - The Artists' Town" and "Jessie M King". See their works on permanent display here, including paintings of the Tolbooth itself by the famous Scottish colourist, S J Peploe, and David Gauld, one of the 'Glasgow Boys'.

The top floor of the Tolbooth, formerly the debtor's prison is now used as a gallery for ever changing contemporary art and craft exhibitions.

Friendly café serving fresh coffee, teas and locally produced cakes and biscuits. Gift shop, retailing artists' prints, paintings, crafts, art books and reproductions.

Opening hours


Open all year
Winter: 1 October - 15 April: Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Summer: 16 April - 30 September: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Admission charges


Admission is free.

Contact details

Address:
Tolbooth Art Centre
High Street
Kirkcudbright
DG6 4JL
Tel:
01557 331556
Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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