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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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    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.

  2. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    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.

  3. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    Based around the original control tower of the former RAF Dumfries, the museum houses a fascinating collection of aircraft and flight memorabilia.

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    The coastal village of Creetown hosts one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, mineral and fossils in its award-winning Gem Rock Museum. Creetown also has an excellent playpark, burnside walks and Heritage Centre.

  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

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction


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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Stranraer Museum




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    3 Museum


    Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall is home to this fascinating museum where you can discover Wigtownshire's past.


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