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“Excellent”

Savings Banks Museum
Ranked #14 of 48 things to do in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Have wanted to visit this museum for a long time and am so glad I did. It is a fascinating insight into both the savings bank origins and the life and work of Dr Henry Duncan. Combined with a visit to Ruthwell Church this was an excellent day out. Mairi, the guide, is very knowledgeable and is obviously passionate about her subject.

2  Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Well worth a visit, you have to knock to get in. and take note which days it's open, I think it's shut Mondays we found out the hard way! Great story and some very interesting facts and a good collection of money boxes. The custodian was very knowledgeable and keen to help in any future projects our son might have if needed. The museum is free and funded by the banks seemingly, maybe if they followed the principals shown here they might not have put us in the mess they have. Will happily recommend this as a place to visit

3  Thank Donronrit
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

A very interesting museum about the history of the Savings Bank. We were shown round by a very friendly curator who was also knew a lot about the history. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Elisabeth T
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Lots of information about the start of Savings Banks ...well laid out on info boards. Very pleasant curator

2  Thank cailleach8
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

All Bankers should have to visit this museum before they accept their bonuses. The guided tour is very informative and presented by very well informed and enthusiastic staff. Our visit far exceeded our expectations.

2  Thank Keith B
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