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Dumfries Museum

Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
01387/253-374
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Langholm, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Interesting collections and Camera Obscura. Staff were very helpful and from this location you get excellent views over Dumfries

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north-east england
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went here while staying in Dumfries for a few days and what a find! The building itself is nice and it's a bit of a TARDIS - there's so much more inside that you expect. From early civilisations, the war, sacred stones, natural history - it pretty much covers everything. The lady on the desk was very helpful and... More

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Durham
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Excellent to see it costs nothing to enter and only a few quid to see the camera obscura. Great displays and well set out. Friendly staff and the young man who showed the camera obscura kept the youngsters attending entertained. Well worth a visit.

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Dumfries, Scotland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Wonderful little museum, with fascinating displays about local history and helpful, informative staff. The main (newer) building is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately wheelchair users cannot get into the Camera Obscura, which was slightly disappointing.

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Paisley
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Terrific collection and engaging displays. Has much more inside than could be realised. When we visited the Camera Obscura was not open but there was enough to see for all tastes.

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Dumfries, Scotland.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Being local I have visited the museum many times over the years, but, perhaps not as often as I should. It has a great variety of local, area and national artefacts on display over three floors and as others have mentioned the staff are always very pleasant and eager to answer any questions. It is highly informative and of interest... More

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Kincardine, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was an interesting attraction with different displays covering three floors. The undisputed highlight was the camera obscura which is certainly worth the climb to the top!

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