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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.
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.
Uncover the fascinating natural and social history of Galloway at the Museum Newton Stewart Museum, housed in the former St. John’s Church.
Welcome to Joseph Thomson Local Heritage Centre
Situated in the heart of Scotland’s highest village at 467 m above sea level, the Museum is fun for the whole family.
Built into the sandstone of the bridge itself in 1660, Dumfries' oldest house is now a museum of everyday life in the town.
It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.
Learn about Sanquhar's world-famous knitting tradition and hear the story of the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel.
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.
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.
Visit a treasure trove of local history set in an 18th century windmill and gaze through the magical Camera Obscura.
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