Old Bridge House Museum, Dumfries

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Tour Old Bridge House Museum, the oldest house in Dumfries--a diminutive site that packs a wallop with its huge collection of old artifacts. Dating back to 1660, the house was built into a sandstone bridge, which has helped it survive to this day. Tour guides will tell you all about the family kitchen, nursery, and Victorian bedroom, all still kept in 19th-century style. Other rooms are dedicated to other artifacts of the era, including an old dentist office. Plan to visit Old Bridge House Museum during your Dumfries vacation using our convenient Dumfries trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The old Bridge museum is two floors of past world stuff lovely to see from Dentist gear to children toys, staff are very informative and know there stuff. The Bridge House started life as a three stor...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    Very interesting little house with a very big history. Fascinating collection beautifully set out in room settings. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, we had a lovely time there. On...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    We enjoyed this museum and tell anyone who is visiting Dumfries to visit this museum. Very informative.  more »

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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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