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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

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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. The Art Hut

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    Galleries

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    Lockerbie

    A quirky new art gallery recently opened in a farmyard near Lochmaben. Minette Bell Macdonald's The Art Hut is a former wooden storage shed in an open barn at Hartwood, which the artist has transformed into an intimate but bright gallery space.

  4. 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.

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    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Annan

    This attraction provides an informative and entertaining day out for all the family. It pays tribute to the role of munitions workers particularly in the First World War, to the changing role of women and to urban planning in Scotland.

  6. A' the Airts

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    Arts Centres

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    Sanquhar

    Welcome to A' the Airts, Upper Nithsdale's Community Arts and Crafts Centre.

  7. Cornerways Art

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Kirkcudbright

    Welcome to Cornerways Art

  8. Cloud 9 Studio Gallery

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    Galleries

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    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.

  9. Wildlfe and Nature @ Castle Kennedy Gardens

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Stranraer

    Castle Kennedy Gardens near Stranraer create the perfect habitat for a fascinating range of species who find perfect sanctuary in the 75 acres of woodland, lochs and gardens

  10. McGill Duncan Gallery

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    Galleries

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    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.

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