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Dumfries Museum

Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
01387/253-374
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Leeton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The museum is well set out with good descriptions. Very interesting stuff. We were very impressed with the Camera Obscura. Go on a sunny day if possible. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was most impressed with the museum and how well it is geared up for young children. There are interactive quizzes to complete as well as exhibits which encourage imaginative play. The Camera Obscura is well worth a visit and staff were helpful and friendly. The museum is free of charge with a small charge for the Camera Obscura. An... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This visit was a little treasure trove ! The museum is full of interesting finds and well displayed. The camera obscura was amazing. To get the best views of dumfries from the obscura you need to go on a non raining day otherwise it will not be open. We had opportunity to get a 2nd go! As rain passed over... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were lucky that the weather was good enough to be able to go up to the camera obscura. The guide that took us up to the obscura and showed us how it worked was very knowledgeable and made it a most fascinating experience. There is a small charge for this but it is well worth it. The rest of... More

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swansea
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We arrived on a grey morning, having come up from the Bridge Museum. We went to pay to visit the camera, but were asked if we wouldn't mind waiting to pay, as it may rain, and it would have to be closed! We went up to the top of the old converted windmill and had a fascinating time with a... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This attraction is free, although there is a very small charge for the camera obscura. We went on a sunny one minute and raining the next sort of day (Scotland has those). The staff wouldn't take any money for the camera obscura in case they had to cancel the show part way through, they didn't and we paid afterwards. The... More

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Herts
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15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The view from the camera obscura makes a visit absolutely worthwhile. The museum is well put together, although probably not “exciting” enough for children who want to press buttons. Really helpful and friendly staff.

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ayrshire scotland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wanted to see Camera Obscura but this was closed due to rain Nevertheless a very interesting little museum bursting with exhibits and information An enjoyable way to spend an hour or two Happy to recommend

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A wonderful museum filled with exhibits that will appeal to any interest and age. The special treat is at the top of the winding staircase of the old converted windmill- the original camera obscura. It is a treasure trove of Dumfries a clear and colorful spyglass as if you are a bird with an aerial tour of the city. What... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A very wet day. We browsed the interesting artefacts, from ancient to modern, all very well displayed and explained. The curling exhibition was particularly informative and we tried our hand twice at the "curling rink" set up on the ground floor. Quite noisy but great fun! Staff very knowledgeable. Camera obscura not open because of poor visibility, nevertheless we were... More

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