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 Tollbooth'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
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.