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Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
High Street

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Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum


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 audiovisual presentation and gallery investigation take you on a tour, revealing the fascinating story of Upper Nithsdale.

Accessibility: Four steps lead from the cobbled street to the door of Robert Burns House. Two rooms can be viewed on the ground floor. Visitors climb a narrow stair to four more rooms on the first floor. The closest public toilets, including disabled access toilets, are in the nearby Loreburn Shopping Centre. A virtual tour of Robert Burns House is available on request at the Robert Burns Centre.

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