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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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    2 Visitor Attraction


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

  2. 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.

  3. Savings Banks Museum




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    4 Museum


    Discover the history of the savings bank movement as well as the region of Dumfries & Galloway itself at the Savings Banks Museum.

  4. Moffat Museum





    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.

  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


    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


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

  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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