Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum, Sanquhar

Discover Sanquhar’s world famous knitting tradition and the story of the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel. What was it like to be a prisoner in Sanquhar jail? How did the ordinary people of Upper Nithsdale live and work in times past? All this and more can be found in the town’s fine 18th century tolbooth. A free audio-visual presentation and museum trail take you on a tour, revealing the fascinating story of Upper Nithsdale. Test your skills of observation with a series of weekly quizzes throughout the summer school holidays. Suitable for all ages.


Open Easter (or 1 April) to September, Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm

Admission free

The museum is reached by steps - please contact us for more information.

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum,
High Street, Sanquhar, DG4 6BN

tel: 01659 50186