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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

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Dumfries

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

  2. Savings Banks Museum

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    Ruthwell

    Discover the history of the savings bank movement as well as the region of Dumfries & Galloway itself at the Savings Banks Museum.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Creetown

    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.

  4. Robert Burns House

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    3 Museum

    Dumfries

    It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Dumfries

    Visit a treasure trove of local history set in an 18th century windmill and gaze through the magical Camera Obscura.

  6. 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.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Langholm

    Trace the history of this formidable Borders family at the biggest Armstrong museum in the world.

  8. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Dumfries

    Built into the sandstone of the bridge itself in 1660, Dumfries' oldest house is now a museum of everyday life in the town.

  9. The Stewartry Museum

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    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Kirkcudbright

    This 19th century museum tells the fascinating history of the Stewartry, the eastern part of Galloway.

  10. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Sanquhar

    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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