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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.
Learn about Sanquhar's world-famous knitting tradition and hear the story of the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel.
It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.
Uncover the fascinating natural and social history of Galloway at the Museum Newton Stewart Museum, housed in the former St. John’s Church.
This free museum, archive and exhibition centre tells the fascinating story of 3000 years of Annan's history.
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.
Trace the history of this formidable Borders family at the biggest Armstrong museum in the world.
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.
Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754.
Visit a treasure trove of local history set in an 18th century windmill and gaze through the magical Camera Obscura.
Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall is home to this fascinating museum where you can discover Wigtownshire's past.
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