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The Scottish Cycle Museum at Drumlanrig

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Address: Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill DG3 4AQ, Scotland
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Biking History

Great exhibition and history of the bicycle, from the earliest to the very latest. Who needs to read a book on biking history when you can see the real thing ?

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2013
caldeany
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We drove for a couple of hours in anticipation, only to find that the museum is no longer there. There is a fine bike shop with a really friendly dog and an excellent tea room so all was not lost.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As in the title, the cycle museum is now a training centre for estate staff.. There are still one or two interesting mountain bikes hanging around at Rik's Bike Shed and a replica of Macmillans original in the reception area if it is open.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great exhibition and history of the bicycle, from the earliest to the very latest. Who needs to read a book on biking history when you can see the real thing ?

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Thank caldeany
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

From a position of little interest I moved up to being fascinated. Well worth a visit. As is Drumlanrig Castle.

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Thank ConradWebster
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

For any cyclist this is worth visiting, also for anyone interested in Scottish industrial history. Frustrating in its lack of investment, and plainly done on the cheap. This is very nearly a great place to visit, but somewhere the finance department lacked courage. Come on guys this is 2012, people expect more than this ! So close, but yet falling... More 

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Thank KRittick
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

As part of a stay in Moffat we decided to check out a local attraction.A simple phone call and booking gave directions to the castle, and we found the place very easily, then took the lengthy drive through the grounds to the imposing castle. After a general mooch around to the castle shop and tea room which serves a very... More 

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Thank erart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Basically one large room filled with various bikes. Does not look promising until you notice how old some of the bikes actually are, or what some have been up to. Exibits, even very old ones are there right in front of you. Free once you have paid to get in to the estate. Worth a few minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

This museum is really an add-on to the Drumlanrig estate, which is spectacular by any measure. Essentially the museum is a barn with bicycles put up on the walls. Even if there are some articles of interest, it can be seen in 10 minutes. As part fo the admission to Drumlanrig it is interesting enough but on its own, its... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

We arrived at the museum by accident, having hoped to visit the nearby adventure playground with the kids but the rain came down and we looked for somewhere under cover. The museum is housed in one room, with accompanying shop. Initially overwhelmed by the number of bikes, my husband, the enthusiast, started to point out some styles he recognised. The... More 

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

The small Scottish Cycle Museum has a fitting home at Drumlanrig. It was from Dumfries that Kirkpatrick Macmillan set out on the first long distance pedal powered bicycle ride (to Glasgow where he ran over a small child). The museum occupies one of a number of rooms in a courtyard setting which includes a cafe, tea-room, gift shop and cycle... More 

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