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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.
Discover the history of the savings bank movement as well as the region of Dumfries & Galloway itself at the Savings Banks Museum.
Visit a treasure trove of local history set in an 18th century windmill and gaze through the magical Camera Obscura.
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.
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.
Built into the sandstone of the bridge itself in 1660, Dumfries' oldest house is now a museum of everyday life in the town.
The Clan Armstrong Centre features the largest Clan Armstrong library high up in Gilnockie Tower.
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
Trace the history of this formidable Borders family at the biggest Armstrong museum in the world.
It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems.
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