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Dumfries Museum

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Address: Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
Phone Number: 01387/253-374
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Small, friendly & informative

We found this quite difficult to find because of the on way system so go to the TIC first. It's north of the River. The museum has artefacts found locally and studying them gives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We found this quite difficult to find because of the on way system so go to the TIC first. It's north of the River. The museum has artefacts found locally and studying them gives you a real sense of history. There's a superb natural history section too - great if, like me, you get all those sea birds mixed up!... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little museum, lots to see and the added bonus of the camera obscura working on a fine day. Set in pleasant gardens with superb views back across Dumfries. Walking distance from the Robert Burns Centre.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A wide range of exhibitions from prehistoric to recent history. It's well worth a look for a few hours. I've yet to try the camera obscura though.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The museum is free to enter and the camera Obscura about £10.00 for 2 adults and 3 children. The museum staff were great, very helpful. On the way to the museum, our middle daughter announced she felt like she was being watched. She had no idea what she was going to; but was shocked when she realised that the Camera... More 

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Scotland
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have visited the museum on many occasions and this time I was there for the exhibition 'Next of Kin'. What a brilliant exhibition containing stories and artefacts of people who served and in some cases died in the First World War. I was particularly impressed by the effort taken to engage with children and the hands-on approach of a... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This museum is free to go in but if you wish to see the Camera Obscura exhibition also then there is a small charge. We saw the Camera Obscura talk which was really good. If you find climbing stairs a problem then I do not advise you going up the 3 flights of stairs, nevertheless the rest of the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

we went to the camera obscura today and we were very pleasantly surprised. the museum itself is free to enter, and beautifully laid out. the welcome from the staff was very warm and most welcoming. our Guide David has an excellent knowledge of the local history; he really knows his stuff!! the actual camera obscura was fascinating....like old days Google.... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited this small museum with my husband. Interesting collections, well laid out. Very helpful and welcoming staff. It's free to get in but there's a small charge (£2.80) for the camera obscura up in the tower - well worth it - the lady who operated it knew so much local history, and all about the history of the camera too.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wonderfully presented, very informative. Tucked in a corner is a cabinet full of gems showing what they look like under ultraviolet light, brilliant. The stuffed birds and animals gives ou an excellent idea what hey look like close up. Well worth the visit.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A very interesting and worthwhile stop in Dumfries. I enjoyed my time here, and I would strongly recommend the Camera Obscura (if it's a sunny day). Not only do you get to see the astronomical camera at work, but a thorough history of Dumfries is given as the camera moves around the town. Whatever you do, do not miss the... More 

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Address: Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
Phone Number: 01387/253-374
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries

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