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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

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Langholm

    The Clan Armstrong Centre features the largest Clan Armstrong library high up in Gilnockie Tower.

  2. 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.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Dumfries

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

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Wanlockhead

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

  5. Moffat Museum

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    Moffat

    Moffat Museum giives visitors a flavour of the town's history, from prehistory to the modern era. As well as unique objects, we have hands-on activities and changing temporary exhibitions. Entry is free and all are welcome.

  6. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Dumfries

    Based around the original control tower of the former RAF Dumfries, the museum houses a fascinating collection of aircraft and flight memorabilia.

  7. 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.

  8. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Gretna Green

    Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754.

  9. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Sanquhar

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

  10. Robert Burns House

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    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Dumfries

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

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