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a hidden gem museum

the camera Obscura is the cherryon the cake and a great reason to visit but this boutique museum is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brora, United Kingdom

The museum itself is free with an additional charge for the Camera Obscura. It is well worth paying... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the camera Obscura is the cherryon the cake and a great reason to visit but this boutique museum is packed with superb displays and so much history it is a must visit destination

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is free with an additional charge for the Camera Obscura. It is well worth paying the fee as the views from the Camera were amazing. You could see for miles. The museum itself had lots of interesting displays and it was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent display with lots of local Queen of the South memorabilia. The children enjoyed the quiz trail. Always something to see and occupy any age in this lovely museum

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Great staff, very clean, good location and would stay again. Thanks for all the help. I’ll certianly tell people about you.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 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
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

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
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 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
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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
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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
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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.