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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


    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

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    4 Museum


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

  3. Gradings

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    3 Museum


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

  4. Annan Museum




    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    This free museum, archive and exhibition centre tells the fascinating story of 3000 years of Annan's history.

  5. The Stewartry Museum




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    3 Museum


    This 19th century museum tells the fascinating history of the Stewartry, the eastern part of Galloway.

  6. Gradings

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    2 Visitor Attraction


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

  7. Robert Burns Centre




    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    Situated in an 18th-century watermill by the banks of the River Nith in Dumfries, the centre tells the story of the Bard's extraordinary time in the market town.

  8. 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.

  9. Gradings

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    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.

  10. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


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


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