Dumfries Museum, Dumfries

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  • Great way to spend an hour or two. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. The museum was very informative about the local history of dumfries as well as giving some context and information ab...  more »
  • Easy to locate thanks to the old windmill tower, but not well signposted. The museum seems small however it is much larger than it looks and it is full of a wide range of historical objects that are w...  more »
  • Dumfries isn't exactly a tourist capital of Scotland, but if you're ever here with free time, come to the museum. The staff are so nice and friendly, and the camera obscura (oldest continually operate...  more »
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  • We had a great time at the museum. The lady at the front desk was extremely friendly and welcoming and explained what was at the museum when we arrived. They had lots of old artifacts and stones from the area downstairs as well as stuffed animals. Upstairs were items from the great wars and an exhibition about space with outfits for our daughters to put on. They had a couple of treasure hunts as well which our girls (8 and 6) enjoyed. The tower is very interesting with more exhibits from farming and the camera obscura at the top. Unfortunately it wasn't open on that day. It's open mainly over the summer and at weekends if enough staff is on, they said it was best to phone in advance. Would definitely recommend a trip here if you are in the area.
  • Lovely museum, friendly and helpful staff. Really children friendly place.
  • Very helpful staff, it's worth visiting the camera obscura!! A cheap day out full of interesting history and lovely views over Dumfries, 10/10
  • Fantastic museum and free other than a voluntary contribution, great place to spend a couple of hours!
  • Small local museum with interesting general exhibit of local history and wildlife. They do a lot of community projects there as well.

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