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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. Robert Burns House

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    Dumfries

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

  2. Robert Burns Centre

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    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.

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    Langholm

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

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    2 Visitor Attraction

    Langholm

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

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    • 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.

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    3 Museum

    Sanquhar

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

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    4 Museum

    Creetown

    The coastal village of Creetown hosts one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in its award-winning Gem Rock Museum.

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    4 Museum

    Dumfries

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

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Wanlockhead

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

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    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.

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