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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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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.
Based around the original control tower of the former RAF Dumfries, the museum houses a fascinating collection of aircraft and flight memorabilia.
The Clan Armstrong Centre features the largest Clan Armstrong library high up in Gilnockie Tower.
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.
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.
Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall is home to this fascinating museum where you can discover Wigtownshire's past.
Discover the history of the savings bank movement as well as the region of Dumfries & Galloway itself at the Savings Banks Museum.
It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.
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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