Arts and culture attractions in Dumfries & Galloway

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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

    Lockerbie

    Visit this tribute to the community of Lockerbie at the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor’s Centre, situated by the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial and Garden of Remembrance.

  2. Gradings

    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Castle Douglas

    Situated in the beautiful and unspoilt Glenkens area, a warm welcome awaits you at this 4-star contemporary community and arts centre.

  3. McGill Duncan Gallery

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    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.

  4. The Cocoa Bean Company

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    Children's Attractions

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Twynholm

    The Cocoabean Company is a family-run chocolate factory where expert chocolatiers make and decorate exquisite treats and you can sample them for yourself.

  5. Gradings

    Dumfries

    This arthouse cinema shows a wide variety of films in a fantastic setting in the heart of Dumfries.

  6. The Art Hut

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    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.

  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. Ryan Centre Theatre

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    Theatre

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    Welcome to Ryan Centre Theatre

  9. Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Gifted to the town by a local artist in 1938, this excellent venue plays host to fine art, craft and photography exhibitions throughout the year.

  10. Harbour Cottage Gallery

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    Kirkcudbright

    Situated in the picturesque fishing town of Kirkcudbright, the Harbour Cottage Gallery is a converted 18th century building showcasing the work of local artists.

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