Museums in Dumfries

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  • MNic55
    Kirriemuir, UK119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came specifically to see the camera obscura which gave JM Barrie the idea to have one set up in Kirriemuir. Luckily the weather brightened up to allow us to view through the “camera”.The museum on its own is worth a visit with a great selection of exhibits . Highly recommended.
    Written 26 June 2024
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  • Thomas
    Kendal, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great aviation and history museum run entirely by volunteers all of whom are friendly, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable.lots to see including the wonderful aircraft, smaller exhibits and a tremendous collection within the three floors control tower.
    The Loch Doon Spitfire is a major highlight and the short talk on the aircraft is absolutely not be missed.
    We had a wonderful visit, thank you to all volunteers, especially, Gavin who was painting the Lighting, for his time and knowledge on the Lighting and Meteor.
    Truly recommend this place and I’m already looking forward to a return visit .
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • richard r
    Borgue, UK347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for.Burns aficionados with many examples.of.his writings and belongings.
    Even for someone.less interested in Burns it is an interesting place to understand the difficulties of being a farmer and excise man in the past. Interesting old agricultural, dairying artifacts in the original steadying buildings.
    A lovely site, v quiet and with good walks through the orchard and along the River Nith. Dogs allowed everywhere except in the one main cottage.
    Written 2 September 2023
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  • Amy G
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nicely presented small cottage looking building, greeted by a lovely lady, made to feel very welcome and very easy to chat to. She has a huge amount of knowledge to share, open to answering lots of questions. A great collection of money boxes, some brought back lots childhood memories. Great to see the printing press that's been acquired. I would recommend a stop off here, lots to learn
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • happywanderer1960
    Carnoustie, UK2,426 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent exhibition of Burns in this museum
    Plenty for everybody to view of the bard on his time in dumfries
    A man of many jobs but his primary one of working for the excise.
    All in one floor but didnt see any elevator for any elderly who wish to visit the said exhibitiion
    All in all an excellent place
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • happywanderer1960
    Carnoustie, UK2,426 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cracking tourist attraction and the kids would love it ..all rooms depicting all aspects of literature and decorated beautifully .A must visit for.parents and.kids
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • happywanderer1960
    Carnoustie, UK2,426 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful mausoleum for Burns final resting place and only because Wordsworth and his wife couldnt find his grave
    Burns wife had to give authority for his body ti be exhumed for the original grave so they could lay him to rest in the crypt.
    Guide had total knowledge of all questions asked by guests to mausoleum
    Glad a went to see it and also seen original resting place before body exhumed
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • Rantin rover
    Biggar, UK8,961 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located a short walk from the town centre, alongside the River Nith. At the time of my recent visit alterations were being made to the upper floor gallery space and therefore the exhibition was restricted to downstairs only, with some works also available to view across at the Studio. There are some sculptures permanently erected in the grounds.

    The small exhibition in the lower galleries featured a selection of work from the permanent collection which included a few from the Scottish Colourists S J Peploe and F C B Cadell. The Gracefield’s full collection apparently amounts to around 800 works so they are not short of material - just space to display it.

    I enjoyed a browse and spoke with a friendly, informative member of staff on duty.

    Worth a quick visit if you are in the area but best to check online in advance to see what is currently being exhibited.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • EAW57
    Bradford, UK14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many thanks to the dedication of volunteer Pam for opening up the Heritage Centre especially for us and guiding us through the moving story of Jane Haining. This is a tiny museum about Dunscore village and church but primarily full of information about Jane Haining's life and death, incuding a wealth of audio-visual material in the form of documentaries, memories, songs and poems celebrating this ordinary but amazing woman. A reminder of the important things in life. Very inspiring.
    Written 2 February 2020
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