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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

    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.

  2. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Dumfries

    Built into the sandstone of the bridge itself in 1660, Dumfries' oldest house is now a museum of everyday life in the town.

  3. 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.

  4. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Creetown

    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.

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    • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Stranraer Museum

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    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Stranraer

    Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall is home to this fascinating museum where you can discover Wigtownshire's past.

  8. Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Langholm

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

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Creetown

    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.

  10. 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.

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