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Dumfries Museum

Address: Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
Phone Number: 01387/253-374
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Originally from armour drive summerhill Dumfries educated laurieknowe ,I had privelidge to have tthis on my door step when we were young my big sister took me and brother there most times its not until you get older you appreciate it moor was last there approx. 3 years ago but will go back soon it hasn't changed much since 70,sreally... More 

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Turnberry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you visit Dumfries and it's a dry day or at least not raining when you visit go to the Museum and try the Camera Obscura.... Nowadays it's simple technology ( A lens, A mirror, A rope And a white table ) but still has that black magic, that it was undoubtedly was when first discovered, A panoramic live view... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The museum itself is on the ground floor and on several levels leading up to the top floor, which houses the camera obscura. It has lots of artifacts and information about the surrounding area, and is worth a visit for that alone. It's free to visit just the museum. The camera obscura is on the top floor and demonstrations are... More 

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East Midlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Slightly hodgepodge in its layout but a really nice local museum. The camera obscurer was brilliant and well worth the few pounds each. Go here first and have the 19th century web cam experience, then go and find all of the places you have seen on the table.

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Berkshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fascinating museum covering virtually all aspects of local history. Lots to see - well worth a visit.

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Leeton, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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