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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. Freelance Ranger


    Children's Attractions



    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.

  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. Gradings


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

  4. A' the Airts


    Arts Centres



    Welcome to A' the Airts, Upper Nithsdale's Community Arts and Crafts Centre.

  5. Drumlanrig Castle




    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle


    Explore the vast estate and enchanting interior of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The magnificent 17th century Drumlanrig Castle boasts over 40 acres of beautiful maintained gardens and offers a range of of activities for the whole family.

  6. Cloud 9 Studio Gallery




    Dumfries and Surrounding Area

    Discover the calm of Cloud 9, the open studio of landscape artist Julie Hollis, in the bustling town of Dumfries - just a stone's throw from the High Street.

  7. Wildlfe and Nature @ Castle Kennedy Gardens


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    Castle Kennedy Gardens near Stranraer create the perfect habitat for a fascinating range of species who find perfect sanctuary in the 75 acres of woodland, lochs and gardens

  8. Dumfries Art Trail


    Arts & Crafts



    Dumfries Art Trail: Town centre arts venues all within 15 minutes walk of the High Street!

  9. Harbour Cottage Gallery





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

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    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.


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