Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

Dunbar Town House
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With its distinctive witch's hat tower and its bell, clock and sundials, the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century. Our staff are always on hand to chat about the town and the history of the building. The building is home to a museum and gallery with changing historical and art exhibitions as well as a local history display area and research room managed by Dunbar and District History Society. You can visit the Council Chamber and an atmospheric jail cell during a tour.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Monday–Sunday, 1pm–5pm (Apr–Sept)
The museum is open at weekends courtesy of Dunbar and District History Society from 1 October to 31 March.

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Building completely accessible with parking facilities nearby.

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Evening performance of Stories from the cells – crime and punishment

  • 18 May 2018 7-9pm

Come and explore crime and punishment at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery. They'll be bring the cells back to life and using theatre to tell the dramatic stories of those who worked or were imprisoned there! This is a fantastic opportunity to see parts of this historically significant building that are only usually available by tour.
These showings are suitable for adults only, and pre booking is essential for performances at 19:15 and 20:00.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children





Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery
High Street
East Lothian
EH42 1ER






01620 820699

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