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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. Road-End Studio

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    Galleries

    Gradings

    Thornhill

    Awarded FIRST PRIZE in the Erskine Inaugural Veterans Art Exhibition 2012 which was held at the Trades Hall , Glasgow in October.

  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. 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.

  4. Freelance Ranger

    Type

    Children's Attractions

    Gradings

    Creetown

    I provide bespoke family oriented environmental activities for families, groups and businesses e.g. pond dipping or rockpooling. I am also a Biosphere Dark Sky Ranger providing stargazing and moon watching opportunities too.

  5. Cut the Mustard Gallery

    Type

    Galleries

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Cut the Mustard Gallery is a light, bright, welcoming space on Langholm's High Street. Owned and run by jeweller Lisa and her husband, photographer, Barry, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

  6. 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.

  7. The Old School Dumfries

    Type

    Arts & Crafts

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Welcome to The Old School. We have 6 local, multi-award winning companies all under the one roof creating a unique, fun visitor experience. Tearoom, art-gallery and shop, hair and make-up studio, school of dance, beauty therapy and more!

  8. 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.

  9. Clience Studio

    Type

    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.

  10. Westerkirk Library

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Holding over 8000 books, from the 18th century to the present, Westerkirk Library is the oldest library still in use in Scotland.

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