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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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swansea
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

it was brilliant they had a very old camera which was worked by mirrors and it showed all of dumfries very close up. It was live and you could see the cars moving and the wind blowing the trees. It was fasinating to think something so old could be so effective

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Langholm, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a regional museum, at the top of a hill. It incorporates an old windmill building, and is a museum has so much to offer. The Camera Obscura is well worth a visit, especially on a bright day when amazing views are to be seen of the town. Not all parts of the museum appeared to be easily accessible,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Drag yourself up the hill for a treat. Loads to see in the museum hand outs for the kids that will keep them occupied finding things. You pay extra for the camera obscura which is a guided 'tour' Note to staff, just remember there is always somebody who can hear your conversations and not everybody wants to know about dog... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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... More

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