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Tolbooth Art Centre

High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JL, Scotland
+44 1557 331556
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History here; building fascinating

The history and architecture of this building overpower the artistry inside. We were here on a day... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
via mobile
Enjoyable Visit

My better half and I were warmly welcomed and informed of where to see what was on offer. We... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JL, Scotland
+44 1557 331556

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The history and architecture of this building overpower the artistry inside. We were here on a day right before an art festival. We were told there might be an exhibit on the middle floor to see. That was the welcome. We found our way through....More

Thank Travelartgolf
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My better half and I were warmly welcomed and informed of where to see what was on offer. We firstly viewed a black & white photographic exhibition, moving on into the audio visual theatre, where a video was showing on the history of Kirkcudbright artists...More

Thank blueboy16
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Art Centre tells the story of the artists who settled in Kirkcudbright last century. There are DVDs about them and it is very interesting. You can only wonder why Jessie M King, E A Taylor and E A Hornel are not better known. There...More

Thank Muriel W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There was an exhibition on of local artists' work when we visited. Nice bright gallery. Coffee shop was good - very heavy wooden chairs! The receptionist was informative about other things to see.

Thank EdinburghHeretoday
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Kirkudbright has long attracted artists and it's not hard to understand why beautiful tranquil and uncrowded. The Tollbooth is spread over a couple of floors with some old painting and more modern exhibits. Worth a visit.

Thank ItalianophileYarm
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This building is wonderful for this purpose, to show off local art in a very atmospheric surrounding. In addition to this many may not know that this building featured in the movie "The Wicker Man". There is a very nice looking cafe as well, although...More

Thank Spotswood
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The film on the middle floor is interesting explaining the history of Kirkcudbright as an artists town.

Thank hakfort
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Always lots of interesting videos to watch along with photos and paintings. Small cafe and gift shop.

Thank Val C
Reviewed 23 September 2016

They have a gallery with an art exhibition and a very interesting photography exhibit. These change fairly regularly. Downstairs is an audio visual theatre with a history of the area which was very informative. Nice coffee shop at entrance which we had to miss, as...More

Thank Pearloflinnie
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a cloudy, dull day and unfortunately didn't feel the sun rise here! It's all a matter of taste but the art that was on show was not for me but given another exhibition, who knows? The little bit of history was interesting and...More

Thank Allister M
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