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  • The observatory room below the Camera Obscura at the Dumfries Museum
    Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
  • Gracefield Arts Centre
    Gracefield Arts Centre
  • The exterior of the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
    Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
  • The sun shines through one of Andy Goldsworthy's Striding Arches on Bail Hill
    One of Andy Goldsworthy's Striding Arches on Bail Hill

Indulge your creative instincts and surround yourself with art on a trip to Dumfries & Galloway's arts and culture attractions.

The region is famed for its connections with Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns and hosts a variety of galleries and visitor centres to explore.

From the Artists' Town of Kirkcudbright to one of the UK's finest art collections at Drumlanrig, there is a wide variety of arts and culture attractions to explore throughout Dumfries & Galloway's charming towns and villages.

Why not enjoy an alternative movie experience at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries? This historic market town is also home to the Gracefield Arts Centre which houses a fabulous collection of over 400 Scottish paintings alongside work by craftmakers and artists from Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland and around the world.

The Castle Douglas Art Gallery showcases a varied programme of exhibitions of contemporary art and craft work. From fine art and craft to photography, the art gallery offers visitors an exciting experience each time they step through the doors.

Use the information listings to plan a creative day out at arts and culture attractions in Dumfries & Galloway.

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  1. The Art Room

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    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    The Art Room within The Old School offers art for all through it's eclectic gift & craft shop, art gallery with vibrant seasonal exhibition programme, & lively creative workshops programmes for ages 6 months plus.

  2. Cloud 9 Studio Gallery

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    Dumfries and Surrounding Area

    Discover the calm of Cloud 9, the open studio of landscape artist Julie Hollis, in the bustling town of Dumfries - just a stone's throw from the High Street.

  3. The Summer Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Welcome to The Summer Gallery, come and enjoy the work on display in this quiet part of Galloway, wildflowers and birds surround us in the summer months and the cottage garden is open to visitors.

  4. Clience Studio

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Visit the Clience Studio in the beautiful market town of Castle Douglas where you can admire the atmospheric watercolour and oil images of Angela Lawrence.

  5. Gradings

    Thornhill

    Welcome to the Centre which celebrates local culture and the life of Victorian explorer Joseph Thomson, Learn about his travels, see his home's unique period features, discover unusual histories and enjoy the scenic beauty of Nithsdale.

  6. McGill Duncan Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Showcasing an eclectic selection of paintings from the 19th century to work by contemporary artists, this is a must-visit for any lover of fine art.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Annan

    Discover the remarkable wartime story of the greatest munitions factory on Earth and the extraordinary lives of the people who worked there. Through objects and interactive displays, our museum brings to life our secret wartime history.

  8. Isle Futures

    Type

    Food & Drink Attraction

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Isle Futures is the Local Regeneration Charity based in Isle of Whithorn.The Charity own Saint Ninian's Hall which has a tearoom, retail space,function room ,conference room and cinema, and hosts a wide range of events throughout the year

  9. Dalton Pottery Art Cafe

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Lockerbie

    See beautiful handcrafted porcelain gifts being made and decorate your own pot at Dalton Pottery Art Cafe.

  10. Lonsdale Cinema

    Type

    Cinema

    Gradings

    Annan

    A comfortable twin-screen cinema with free parking and full disabled access showing first-run blockbusters and special live shows direct via satellite .

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