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Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura

This free museum (£4 if you want the Camera Obscura) was a wee hidden gem. We stumbled across it by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thebook862
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Super boutique history lesson

set high above the river Nith this is a hidden gem and very worth a visit--- especially the Camera... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
email961
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Brora, United Kingdom
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All reviews camera obscura small charge local history well worth a visit spiral staircase topmost floor royal burgh worth the climb wide range local area interesting exhibits sunny day few hours on display member of staff enjoyable visit free entry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This free museum (£4 if you want the Camera Obscura) was a wee hidden gem. We stumbled across it by accident rather than design and it was a brilliant find. It is a museum with a very wide range of artifacts, so something to interest...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thebook862
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

set high above the river Nith this is a hidden gem and very worth a visit--- especially the Camera Obscura

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank email961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit. Very interesting. However the observatory is not disabled friendly. The rest is accessible but a bit of a squeeze! Nice staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fenric71
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit, quite a lot to see and quite informative. The whole town of Dumfries is Great, lots to see including this museum that was once s light house.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shaza32017
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This place reminds me of how museums used to be when I was a kid! Lots of glass cases with a variety of exhibits and lots of reading required to get the best out of it. However it is free to enter and as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Abi C
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Glad we found this place to visit as they have a WW1 exhibition on at the moment and it's fantastic. Lovely lady on the front desk too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edward N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A well stocked museum, with different displays on throughout the year. The Camera Obscura is well worth a visit, gives a lovely panoramic view of Dumfries, and it's citizens.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank redhammer69
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Having read some adverts, seen an article about the museum I was intrigued. One review said not to go in the rain and I would echo that suggestion as they don't open the camera in adverse conditions. After seeing the weather report for sunshine we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil H
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We popped in thinking it would be a quick visit but we were there for ages - and that was without going to the camera obscura. Really nice collections in this museum. Free admission.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DonnaGetMeStarted
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We went for the Camera Obscura initially, but the museum was really interesting too, I spent ages looking in all the display cabinets - some really interesting and quirky items there. We especially liked the old book of cures for ailments - where apparently a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kim M
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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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