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Savings Banks Museum

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Great unscheduled stop

What a lovely museum. A fab informative visit. So much information in 2 rooms, but delivered... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Fabulous visit

On our last few trips to Scotland we kept seeing the sign for the Savings Banks Museum and kept... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Ruthwell, Dumfries DG1 4NN, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely museum. A fab informative visit. So much information in 2 rooms, but delivered wonderfully by the enthusiasm of the staff. Great reminiscing about money boxes too! Only thought we'd be there 5 mins but more like half an hour. Well worth a...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

On our last few trips to Scotland we kept seeing the sign for the Savings Banks Museum and kept thinking "nah" as it had always been on a busy day's travel and a little out of the way. Having researched it and read the trip...More

1  Thank Rach_and_Rich
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Small 2 room museum, learned how sort code and account number where given saw some old coins and learned about the guy who went to government to set rules for banks

1  Thank Yogi B
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We were camping nearby at West Moss Side and cycled here, it was a pleasant ride out. Our Schnauzer was allowed in but we did carry her. It’s a small place, admission is free. We had a personal tour after ringing the doorbell to get...More

1  Thank bestyman
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The custodian makes the visit informative and entertaining. I was not aware that the whole Trustee Savings Bank movement, world-wide started in this small cottage in Ruthwell. The collection of 'piggy banks' brings back memories for many visitors. It is a bit off the beaten...More

2  Thank pippin33
Reviewed 15 June 2018

A fascinating wee museum, well worth a visit. The custodian was knowledgeable and a real enthusiast. Will definitely visit again.

1  Thank amr2151
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

A delightful experience made into a fun outing by the talented and knowledgeable curator. It’s a mixture of “hands on”, entertaining commentary and an astonishing display of piggy banks. Well done the TSB for the financial support you provide to keep this entertaining history alive....More

1  Thank JohnHowardNorfolk
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a little gem of a place hidden away in a quaint village The custodian Ms Hastings brought the history to life of the setting up of the first Savings Bank Free entry

1  Thank primulascotica5
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum last week when walking plans for the day were kyboshed by the wintry weather - I’m so glad we did! It’s an extremely interesting gem of a museum - this is the spot where socially responsible banking started. Henry Duncan was a...More

1  Thank midgemagnet
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This excellent small museum has recently been improved in terms of layout and information. Although I have visited many times before I had just finish the book about Henry Duncan by Charles Munn so wanted to go back and check a few things out. Our...More

1  Thank suegreig
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