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Dumfries Museum

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Address: Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
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Rab Mur

This is a great place to spend some time in. It was so versatile in all that they had on display. It would suit most of the family.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend some time in. It was so versatile in all that they had on display. It would suit most of the family.

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Thank Robert M
Dumfries
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views from the top in any weather conditions. Difficult to park too close but spaces found around.

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1 Thank Abetifi6
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The a camera obscura was amazing. You reach it via a steep winding staircase. The friendly and informative guide explains how it works - the detail that can be seen of the town below is amazing. There is too much to see in the rest of the museum for one visit. There is a wide variety of interesting subjects on... More 

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1 Thank cathie22016
Kettering, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited on a cold winters day and after wandering round looking at the history and artefacts we enjoyed an ice cream. The curator even allowed us to sit and watch a virtual tour of Robert Burns house.

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Thank Georgina D
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This museum is excellent as it covers a great deal of local history, nature and industry. There are great views of the surrounding area. It has a camera obscura which is amazing and has to be seen to be believed.

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Thank gilliansheath
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Awful place nothing much happening, go somewhere else. Cant say anything else about it except that it is in a place where alcoholics like to hang out called the mill green. Avoid that park too, go to the dock p[ark

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Thank andreabaxter99
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited the museum a few times over the years,so i thought I would have a look at the the exibits found recently on a dig south of Lockerbie .its well worth the visit even if you have been before.

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Thank Bill K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The location of the museum is perfect as you get the glorious views of Dumfries town centre and the hills in the background. The museum has history from all over the Dumfries and Galloway area that goes back centuries and the spiral staircase is a unique feature as you don't see this in many museums.

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Thank Logan E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you have the chance to visit i would almost certainly go to the camera obscura as it gives you a great view of the town.

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Thank Reveiwer0506
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

good little museum with very helpful staff .we were lucky to get a good view from the camera obscura

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