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.
Whaling, using hand-thrown harpoons from open whaleboats, to the local men whaling in the Antarctic. Told through whaling artefacts, photographs and our real whaleboat, Elisa, from our huge 'World of Boats' collection.
The coastal village of Creetown hosts one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, mineral and fossils in its award-winning Gem Rock Museum. Creetown also has an excellent playpark, burnside walks and Heritage Centre.
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.