Tolbooth Arts Centre

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Tolbooth Arts Centre.

sea birds duo 600x600.jpgSet in one of Kirkcudbright's historic buildings, the centre tells the story of the Kirkcudbright artists colony (1880-present) through a 13 minute audio visual show and the permanent display of paintings.   

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. There are also permanent displays of paintings by Kirkcudbright artists. 


Friendly café serving fresh coffee, teas and locally produced cakes and biscuits. Gift shop, retailing artists' prints, paintings, crafts, art books and reproductions.  The museum curator is available to give an introductory talk to school parties on the building and it's history.

Opening hours

Open all year 
May, June & September: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm 
July & August: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm 
October: Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm 
November to April: Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm

Admission is free