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Dumfries Museum

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Address: Church St., Dumfries, Scotland
Phone Number: 01387/253-374
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A Real Little Gem!

We visited here last year, having been meaning to pay it a visit for a while. It was well worth the visit, there is more to see inside than you would expect from the outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
186514MargaretM75
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here last year, having been meaning to pay it a visit for a while. It was well worth the visit, there is more to see inside than you would expect from the outside. The Camera Obscura is fascinating and a "must see", my advice is go for a visit when the schools are back in as it will... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really visited to see the camera obscura, but the museum is worth a look. It is indeed bigger than it seems and covers many different aspects. The staff are welcoming, and I think there is enough to interest children. The camera obscura is fascinating. Although the rain started and our 'tour' round Dumfries had to be cut short, it... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to enter museum but small charge to enter camera obscura there are various area such as prints and drawings textiles maps local history archaeology geology natural history farming and many more something for everyone.As for the Camera Obscura this is on top floor it is an astronomical instrument and gives great views of Dumfries and surrounding areas and the... More 

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Wick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... definitely "bigger on the inside", this museum requires HOURS to see all. An unbelievable collection ... absolutely surprising. And the camera obscura (an extra fee) was well worth the visit, but leave 30-45 minutes for that alone.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A modest sized museum with a huge variety of interesting displays. Staff friendly and happy to talk about their treasures. The '20 minute presentation' of the camera obscura lasted more than twice as long and was fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Clarofel
Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Very surprised to find the range of artefacts held by the museum. The staff were enthusiastic and helpful, we would recommend a visit. The only down side is that there is quite a steep hill to walk up to reach the museum.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Greeted by friendly and enthusiastic staff, interesting exhibits and great tour of town using the Camera Obscura.

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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The camera Obscura is well worth the entrance fee, and very reasonable. There is a short introduction by the guide at the top of the 3 short flights of stairs, then into the Obscura .which is amazing for the age of the technology . The attached museum is free and worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The lady who gave us our guided tour of the camera was very friendly and knowledgable, took my health needs into consideration and waited for me to catch my breath. The view over Dumfries was fantastic and clear. The rest of the museum was interesting also, especially the crime and punishment and medicine sections.

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Thank Emma H
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I am a regular visitor to this museum, as we only live 10 mins walk away. The permanent collection is fascinating, don't miss the fossils, the death mask and the clog exhibition. There are regular touring exhibitions and that keeps me going back. Oh, and don't miss the camera obsura for a bird's eye view of Dumfries. Great little shop,... More 

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