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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. Harbour Cottage Gallery

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    Kirkcudbright

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

  2. McGill Duncan Gallery

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    Castle Douglas

    Showcasing an eclectic selection of paintings from the 19th century to work by contemporary artists, this is a must-visit for any lover of fine art.

  3. 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.

  4. The Buccleuch Centre

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    Theatre

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    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue

    Langholm

    Welcome to The Buccleuch Centre.

  5. Gradings

    Thornhill

    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.

  6. Wildlfe and Nature @ Castle Kennedy Gardens

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Stranraer

    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

  7. The Summer Gallery

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    Castle Douglas

    Welcome to The Summer Gallery, come and enjoy the work on display in this quiet part of Galloway, wildflowers and birds surround us in the summer months and the cottage garden is open to visitors.

  8. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Annan

    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.

  9. Tolbooth Art Centre

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    Galleries

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    • 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.

  10. The Art Hut

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    Galleries

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    Lockerbie

    A quirky new art gallery recently opened in a farmyard near Lochmaben. Minette Bell Macdonald's The Art Hut is a former wooden storage shed in an open barn at Hartwood, which the artist has transformed into an intimate but bright gallery space.

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