Show Navigation

Partner Museums

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

Description:

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 takes you on a tour, revealing the fascinating story of Upper Nithsdale.

Opening Hours:
April-September Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm
Admission:
Free The museum is reached by steps - please contact us for more information
Address:
High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BN
Tel:
01659 50186
Email:
dumfriesmuseum@dumgal.gov.uk
Web:
http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2333

Star Items


1940
Neuropteris fossil
1874
Carbide or Acetylene lamp (1)
5803
Gloves in the Duke pattern, "Sanquhar" at wrist
1901
Early brick by Sanquhar Brickworks