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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.
Visit a treasure trove of local history set in an 18th century windmill and gaze through the magical Camera Obscura.
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.
The Clan Armstrong Centre features the largest Clan Armstrong library high up in Gilnockie Tower.
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.
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.
Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall is home to this fascinating museum where you can discover Wigtownshire's past.
Based around the original control tower of the former RAF Dumfries, the museum houses a fascinating collection of aircraft and flight memorabilia.
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.
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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