Dumfries Museum And Camera Obscura

Museums

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 7SW

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

    From fossil footprints left by prehistoric reptiles to the wildlife of the Solway marshes, the tools and weapons of the region's earliest inhabitants to stone carvings of Scotland's first Christians, the museum offers a fascinating journey of discovery through the region's history.

    Climb the steps to the top floor of the museum for fantastic views and the chance to look through the Camera Obscura. Installed in 1836, this historic optical instrument - the oldest working instrument of its kind in the world - provides panoramic views over town and countryside and on clear days its range is many miles.

    Bear in mind that the Camera Obscura is dependent on weather conditions to operate. There are also fun activities for the whole family to enjoy as well as a gift shop packed with unusual and nostalgic toys.

    Gradings
    4 Museum
    Awards
    Unassisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Transport

    • Disabled Parking

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