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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

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. Robert Burns Centre

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    Museums

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Dumfries

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Annan

    This attraction provides an informative and entertaining day out for all the family. It pays tribute to the role of munitions workers particularly in the First World War, to the changing role of women and to urban planning in Scotland.

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