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Dumfries Museum

Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
+44 1387 253374
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Interesting museum and Camera Obscura

Interesting museum, well worth the walk up the hill from the river. Entrance is free (small charge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dutch1503
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Very interesting visit and free

Well worth calling in very well set out and knowledgable staff. Good way to spend some time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stan H
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Beaumaris, Australia
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“small charge” (22 reviews)
“camera obscura” (29 reviews)
“local history” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
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+44 1387 253374
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"small charge"
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"camera obscura"
in 29 reviews
"local history"
in 14 reviews
"spiral staircase"
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"well worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"topmost floor"
in 3 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 3 reviews
"royal burgh"
in 3 reviews
"death mask"
in 2 reviews
"eye view"
in 2 reviews
"fascinating objects"
in 2 reviews
"local area"
in 6 reviews
"different aspects"
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"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 4 reviews
"a great place to spend"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting museum, well worth the walk up the hill from the river. Entrance is free (small charge made if you want to see the camera obscura) and the staff are very knowledgeable. We were lucky the day we visited as the rain cleared in time...More

Thank Dutch1503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth calling in very well set out and knowledgable staff. Good way to spend some time. Recommended

Thank Stan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had spare time while in the town and saw signs for the museum. It is an interesting looking building and has a history. The staff were very friendly and chatty. The museum is free, there are various sections for different people.

Thank Eddie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum set in lovely gardens. Also has a working camera obscure which I didn't have time to visit.. loads of interesting displays and it's free. I will come back again when I am in the area

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly terrific museum. Not particularly big but full of lots of interesting artefacts very well displayed. Truly worth a visit. Staff professional and friendly. Loved it, give it a visit.

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids go here quite often with the child minder and they love it, there's always something for them to do.

Thank Kristian L
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Lovely, friendly staff. Enjoyed the camera obscura, Tom was very enthusiastic and informative and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the town and the buildongs

1  Thank Les M
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

When you are in Dumfries and are stuck for something to do, then visit Dumfries Museum which is located in Church Street on the DG2 side of the river. If you visit the museum you are in for a treat, you will see the history...More

Thank Rachael S
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on a very rainy day so the Camera Obscura wasn’t an option but there were plenty of varied exhibits to explore. There are excellent exhibits on fossils, hordes, carved stones, weather, farming, clogs?!, etc. Well worth a visit.

Thank Trish A
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend an hour or two. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. The museum was very informative about the local history of dumfries as well as giving some context and information about Scottish life during certain periods of history.

Thank simonzihlmann
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Kim M
October 29, 2015|
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The Museum has its own small car park, if it is full there is usually on street parking available just around the corner.
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