We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great staff

Great staff, very clean, good location and would stay again. Thanks for all the help. I’ll... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Suitcase19171
via mobile
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 November 19, 2018
Thebook862
,
Scotland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 223 reviews
23
All photos (23)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“small charge”(26 reviews)
“camera obscura”(32 reviews)
“local history”(14 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
42°
35°
Feb
46°
38°
Mar
52°
42°
Apr
Contact
Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
Website
+44 1387 253374
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (223)
Filter reviews
220 results
Traveler rating
144
68
7
0
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
144
68
7
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews small charge camera obscura local history well worth a visit topmost floor royal burgh worth the climb local area interesting exhibits few hours wide range on display rainy day member of staff enjoyable visit friendly staff windmill
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 220 reviews
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
Thank Suitcase19171
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
Thank Thebook862
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
Thank email961
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
Thank fenric71
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
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 ean2424
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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club
898 reviews
.48 miles away
Best Western Station Hotel
525 reviews
.59 miles away
Holiday Inn Dumfries
1,177 reviews
1.24 miles away
Premier Inn Dumfries Hotel
912 reviews
2.24 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 155 nearby restaurants
Home
73 reviews
.18 miles away
Truffles Bistro
174 reviews
.25 miles away
La Dolce Vita
362 reviews
.22 miles away
Globe Inn
133 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 67 nearby attractions
Powfoot Spa at Queensberry Bay Holiday Park
43 reviews
.27 miles away
Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace
22 reviews
.29 miles away
Robert Burns House
178 reviews
.27 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kim M
October 29, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from hbtrdiubk |
The Museum has its own small car park, if it is full there is usually on street parking available just around the corner.
0
Votes