Dumfries Museum, Dumfries

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  • Excellent small museum. Highlight was the camera obscura which was really good to show you images of the town. Great explanation from the guy working it. Fascinating visit. Would definitely recommend ...  more »
  • When we approached the museum I was expecting to maybe spend an hour there but ended up being there for two to three and could've spent even longer. Downstairs is an enlightening exhibition on the fir...  more »
  • Situated with a commanding view over Dumfries,this museum is housed in a building which was once a windmill. There are many showcased exhibitsp featuring life in the area dating back to pre Roman time...  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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Where to stay in Dumfries

As Dumfries is just a small city within the Dumfries and Galloway region, the city itself is somewhat limited on places to stay. You'll find a handful of mid-range to high-end hotels in the city--if you're intent on being based in Dumfries, it's best to book early to avoid disappointment. Otherwise, there are plenty of options in nearby cities and towns such as Sanquhar, Lockerbie, Auchencairn, and Thornhill.
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