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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

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    3 Museum


    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    The coastal village of Creetown hosts one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, mineral and fossils in its award-winning Gem Rock Museum. Creetown also has an excellent playpark, burnside walks and Heritage Centre.

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


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

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


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

  6. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    Learn about Sanquhar's world-famous knitting tradition and hear the story of the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


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

  8. Robert Burns House




    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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