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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.
Uncover the fascinating natural and social history of Galloway at the Museum Newton Stewart Museum, housed in the former St. John’s Church.
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.
Based around the original control tower of the former RAF Dumfries, the museum houses a fascinating collection of aircraft and flight memorabilia.
Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754.
It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.
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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Trace the history of this formidable Borders family at the biggest Armstrong museum in the world.
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.
This 19th century museum tells the fascinating history of the Stewartry, the eastern part of Galloway.
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