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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 Whithorn Story

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    Exhibitions

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Whithorn

    Whithorn is a great place to spend a day learning all about the priory and the pilgrims who travelled here to honour St Ninian.

  2. Lonsdale Cinema

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    Cinema

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    Annan

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

  3. Drumlanrig Castle

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    Castles

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    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Thornhill

    Explore the vast estate and enchanting interior of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle boasts over 40 acres of beautiful maintained gardens and offers a range of of activities for the whole family.

  4. Gradings

    Whithorn

    The Red Door Gallery is located in the old stables of Whithorn House, in the Royal Burgh of Whithorn. Upstairs within the main house is a beautiful tea room specialising in cakes, bakes and speciality loose leaf teas where paintings and sculptures ca

  5. Isle Futures

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    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

  6. 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.

  7. Castle Kennedy Gardens

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 4 Garden
    4 Garden

    Stranraer

    Magnificent Castle Kennedy Gardens are among the most famous and the most child friendly in Scotland

  8. Isle Futures

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    Cinema

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    Newton Stewart

    Machars Movies is a successful communities-led venture bringing critically acclaimed films and a highly social cinema experience to the Machars peninsula

  9. Tolbooth Art Centre

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    Galleries

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kirkcudbright

    A former debtor's prison, the Tolbooth Art Centre is a delightful gallery in the Artists' Town of Kirkcudbright.

  10. Dalton Pottery Art Cafe

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    Arts & Crafts

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Lockerbie

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

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