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Dumfries Museum

Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
+44 1387 253374
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Spend some time here if you have an hour or so to spare

Great way to spend an hour or two. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. The museum was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Helpful Staff, Much Larger than it Seems, a Wealth of Detail and Fascinating Objects

Easy to locate thanks to the old windmill tower, but not well signposted. The museum seems small... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Rossergruffydd
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“small charge” (22 reviews)
“camera obscura” (28 reviews)
“local history” (13 reviews)
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Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend an hour or two. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. The museum was very informative about the local history of dumfries as well as giving some context and information about Scottish life during certain periods of history.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Easy to locate thanks to the old windmill tower, but not well signposted. The museum seems small however it is much larger than it looks and it is full of a wide range of historical objects that are well interpreted and grouped logically rather that...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Dumfries isn't exactly a tourist capital of Scotland, but if you're ever here with free time, come to the museum. The staff are so nice and friendly, and the camera obscura (oldest continually operated in the world) is a fantastic experience. Great views, and great...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours here recently and I was surprised at the amount of interesting information and artefacts in this museum. Very interesting exhibits and the camera obscure was fascinating. We will certainly return in the future with family and friends.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great place full of history and on a clear day they have a special camera thing where you can see around the town .

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Highlight of our visit was the Camera Obscura. Our guide, Meghan was first class and spent lots of time explaining the history and showing us around via the camera. We were luck the weather held for us to view the camera and also there was...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Thought I was going to a camera museum he he !!! The presentation of the Camera Obscura was great. Amazing invention. What a great way to see and learn about the history of Dumfries.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Only half the museum is suitable for wheelchair users. What you can see is interesting and well set out.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Spent an afternoon here while holidaying in dumfries.We were greeted by very friendly staff.and spent a very enjoyable afternoon looking round all the very interesting displays.You can also view dumfries using the camera obscuring for a small charge.overall a great way to spend an afternnoon.My...More

1  Thank magthebaker
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Out of the way, but well worth a visit. If the weather is good, the camera obscura will probably be working. Unfortunately, we went on a dismal wet day, so the 150 year old equipment could not be used. However, we spent over an hour...More

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g0ldie99
29 October 2015|
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The Museum has its own small car park, if it is full there is usually on street parking available just around the corner.
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