Year-round, Dumfries & Galloway:
The Tolbooth Art Centre is based in Kirkcudbright’s 17th century Tolbooth which used to serve as the town’s Council offices and law courts, as well as its criminal and debtor’s prison. One of the prison’s most famous inmates was John Paul Jones, hero of the American Navy. The Centre tells the story of the Kirkcudbright artists colony (1880-present) through an audio visual show and the permanent display of some of the best Kirkcudbright paintings in the Museum Service collection. The top floor of the building, formerly the Debtors’ Prison, is now used as a gallery for contemporary art and craft exhibitions.