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  • The observatory room below the Camera Obscura at the Dumfries Museum
    Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum, Arbigland
    John Paul Jones Cottage Museum, Arbigland
  • Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries
    Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries
  • Savings Bank Museum, Ruthwell
    Savings Bank Museum, Ruthwell
  • Tolbooth Museum, Sanquhar
    Tolbooth Museum, Sanquhar

Explore Dumfries & Galloway’s museums and you can go down into a mine, climb to the top of a windmill, or find out more about one of the region’s most historic areas.

Dumfries & Galloway has a great variety of museums covering history, aviation and famous people, including Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns.

Take a look through the information to plan your trip to museums in Dumfries & Galloway and see what you can uncover.

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  1. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Wanlockhead

    Situated in the heart of Scotland’s highest village at 467 m above sea level, the Museum of Lead Mining is fun for the whole family.

  2. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Langholm

    Trace the history of this formidable Borders family at the biggest Armstrong museum in the world.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Creetown

    The coastal village of Creetown hosts one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in its award-winning Gem Rock Museum.

  4. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Creetown

    Get a fascinating insight into over 150 years of Creetown's history through a large collection of photographs, artefacts, audio and video presentations and hands-on activities.

  5. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Dumfries

    Based around the original control tower of the former RAF Dumfries, the museum houses a fascinating collection of aircraft and flight memorabilia.

  6. Savings Banks Museum

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    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Ruthwell

    Discover the history of the savings bank movement as well as the region of Dumfries & Galloway itself at the Savings Banks Museum.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    New Abbey

    Discover the life and times of John Paul Jones, 'The Father of the American Navy' at the traditional cottage where he was born in 1747.

  8. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Uncover the fascinating natural and social history of Galloway at the Museum Newton Stewart Museum, housed in the former St. John’s Church.

  9. Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Langholm

    The Clan Armstrong Centre features the largest Clan Armstrong library high up in Gilnockie Tower.

  10. Gradings

    • 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.

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