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Dumfries Museum

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Address: Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
Phone Number: 01387/253-374
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Great museum

Very interesting especially the camera obscura. Other interesting items in the general museum. Staff very friendly,

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting especially the camera obscura. Other interesting items in the general museum. Staff very friendly,

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visit this museum regularly, Lots of stuff for everyone to see. Staff are all friendly and informative. Would recommend for a visit!

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been at this museum for over 40 years and decided to visit last Saturday. The Camera Obscura is amazing - nothing electronic but such clear images. The museum is also very good with lots of interesting local exhibits. The staff very so friendly and very helpful - they asked us to tell our friend - so I'm telling... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

this tower and main building houses numerous local historic artefacs and often has additional exhibitions. The camera obscura at the top of the tower is a 'must vist'

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting,lots to look at and also the camera obscura is very interesting my kids enjoyed it they are 9 and 3 years old,they also had badge making for children and a quiz when we visited,worth a visit for anyone visiting Dumfries or even for people to live here,museum is free just need to pay for camera obscura but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We are so lucky to live within walking distance of the museum. The kids love the holiday activities. The staff are so kind and friendly. A timetable of events is always readily available and we are kept informed of what's on.

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A great place to visit. The Camera Obscura is the oldest original one in Scotland - the Edinburgh one has been updated, but this one still has all the original features. Originally a mill it was converted in 1836. The museum is surprisingly large and has an amazing variety of exhibits - witchcraft trials, death masks, John Paul Jones and... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Well worth a visit, very many artefacts of bygone ages. Natural history displays of birds and animals, very realistic in superb surroundings. To see the camera-obscura in all its glory make sure to visit on a clear day, when the detail is remarkable. There is a small charge to see the camera-obscura but the museum is free of charge. The... More 

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British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Take the time to hike up the hill to the museum in the old windmill. A very good selection of artifacts from a wide range of time periods... from a few dinosaur tracks, to Neolithic and Bronze Age tools, and on up through time. Take the camera obscura 'tour' of Dumfries and surrounding area.

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Spring Hill, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A nice little museum with good exhibits. The Camera Obscura is worth the visit. I'd go back if we ever visit Dumfries again.

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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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