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. Work out when and for how long to visit Old Bridge House Museum and other Dumfries attractions using our handy Dumfries vacation planner.
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • We enjoyed this museum and tell anyone who is visiting Dumfries to visit this museum. Very informative.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing!!! Lovely to see all the old things and in such good condition. Lovely smiling staff were very friendly

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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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