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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Clience Studio

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    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.

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Dumfries

    Visit a treasure trove of local history set in an 18th century windmill and gaze through the magical Camera Obscura.

  5. The Whithorn Story

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    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 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.

  6. The Old School Dumfries

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    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Welcome to The Old School Dumfries

  7. Cornerways Studio

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    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Kirkcudbright

    Welcome to Cornerways Art Studio. As well as being my home, my house is also my studio and small gallery where I welcome customers old and new to come and visit me every Friday.

  8. Tolbooth Art Centre

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    • 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.

  9. The Summer Gallery

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    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.

  10. A' the Airts

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    Arts Centres

    Gradings

    Sanquhar

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

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