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“A great day out for all the family”
Review of Dumfries Museum

Dumfries Museum
Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

When you are visiting Dumfries and you want an unusual but brilliant day out for your entire family then the visitor attraction that I am about to review is the place for you, and that place is Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura in Dumfries Scotland.

I visited the museum today and had a great time.

The highlights of the visit are the Curling Connections exhibition which is on to coincide with the World Senior Curling championships which are being held in Dumfries, the Dumfries a Royal Burgh exhibition on the first floor museum and the biggest highlight of them all, the Camera Obscura itself which is in the topmost floor of the museum.

Other good points of the museum are that the staff are friendly and the welcome is warm.

If you do visit the museum I would recommend going on a dry day as the Camera Obscura only operates weather permitting and the walk up to the observatory is exhausting, and I would recommend going as part of a group as the Camera Obscura presentation is more informative when you are part of the group.

Overall I enjoyed my visit

1  Thank Rachael S
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Interesting collections and Camera Obscura. Staff were very helpful and from this location you get excellent views over Dumfries

Thank Malcolm M
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We went here while staying in Dumfries for a few days and what a find!

The building itself is nice and it's a bit of a TARDIS - there's so much more inside that you expect. From early civilisations, the war, sacred stones, natural history - it pretty much covers everything.

The lady on the desk was very helpful and friendly.

The Camera Obscura wasn't open when we visited so I can't comment on that, but the rest is worth a visit anyway.

1  Thank redhead49
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Excellent to see it costs nothing to enter and only a few quid to see the camera obscura.
Great displays and well set out.
Friendly staff and the young man who showed the camera obscura kept the youngsters attending entertained.
Well worth a visit.

Thank DurhamEvvo
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Wonderful little museum, with fascinating displays about local history and helpful, informative staff. The main (newer) building is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately wheelchair users cannot get into the Camera Obscura, which was slightly disappointing.

Thank 27Joseph
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