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Dumfries Museum

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Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
+44 1387 253374
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A first class place for all ages to visit.

There is an extra charge for the Camera Obscura but admission to the museum is free and well worth... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Different themed areas

An interesting museum with different themes as you walk around. There are exhibitions on... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Preston, United Kingdom
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Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
+44 1387 253374
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

There is an extra charge for the Camera Obscura but admission to the museum is free and well worth a visit. We took our two young grandchildren (aged 2 and 4) and they had a great time, looking at the many different exhibits - stuffed...More

1  Thank Lifebeyond70
Reviewed 9 April 2017

An interesting museum with different themes as you walk around. There are exhibitions on Archaeology with a lot of items from long ago and you can see fossil footprints and various types of stones, and stuffed birds and animals. There are also different textile items...More

Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I've given this museum five stars for the camera obscura alone. The museum itself is worth exploring, and when we went there were school groups there - it was great to see it being visited. The camera obscura is outstanding. It was one thing to...More

Thank Erin188569
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend some time in. It was so versatile in all that they had on display. It would suit most of the family.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great views from the top in any weather conditions. Difficult to park too close but spaces found around.

1  Thank Abetifi6
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The a camera obscura was amazing. You reach it via a steep winding staircase. The friendly and informative guide explains how it works - the detail that can be seen of the town below is amazing. There is too much to see in the rest...More

1  Thank cathie22016
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited on a cold winters day and after wandering round looking at the history and artefacts we enjoyed an ice cream. The curator even allowed us to sit and watch a virtual tour of Robert Burns house.

Thank Georgina D
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This museum is excellent as it covers a great deal of local history, nature and industry. There are great views of the surrounding area. It has a camera obscura which is amazing and has to be seen to be believed.

Thank gilliansheath
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Awful place nothing much happening, go somewhere else. Cant say anything else about it except that it is in a place where alcoholics like to hang out called the mill green. Avoid that park too, go to the dock p[ark

Thank andreabaxter99
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited the museum a few times over the years,so i thought I would have a look at the the exibits found recently on a dig south of Lockerbie .its well worth the visit even if you have been before.

Thank Bill K
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29 October 2015|
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Response from hbtrdiubk |
The Museum has its own small car park, if it is full there is usually on street parking available just around the corner.