Museums and Galleries in Dumfries and Galloway

You will find some highly acclaimed museums and galleries with awe-inspiring collections, often housing very rare, internationally recognised special artefacts. Museums and Galleries in Dumfries and Galloway are educational and fun. From local life and history to Robert Burns.

 
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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Dumfries Aviation MuseumThe restored Control Tower of the former WWII airfield at Dumfries, Scotland is the centrepiece of the Museum and is now a listed building. The Museum is run by volunteers and houses a large and ever expanding aircraft collection, READ MORE

Address:2 Woodland Cottages Newbridge Dumfries DG2 0HZ
Tel:01387 720488
Web: http://www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com/
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Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

Thomas Carlyle was born in 1795, and went on to become a great writer and historian, as well as one of the leading voices on 19th-century morals and social equality. READ MORE

Address:The Arched House Ecclefechan Dumfries and Galloway DG11 3DG
Tel:0844 493 2247
Web: http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Thomas-Carlyles-Birthplace
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Hidden Treasures Lead Mining Museum

Hidden Treasure Museum Of Lead Mining is located in the heart of the village of Wanlockhead, which is Scotland's highest village. The Museum explores the history of lead and gold up to 300 years ago within the mining area. Inside the visitor centre there is a walk-through exhibition, READ MORE

Address:HIDDEN TREASURES The Museum of Lead Mining Wanlockhead By Biggar Lanarkshire ML12 6UT ML12 6UT
Tel:01659 74387
Web: http://www.leadminingmuseum.co.uk/home.shtml
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Creetown Gem Rock Museum

The Gem Rock Museum is however, more than just a static display, it is a fully interactive experience with lots of things to do as well as to see. The Exhibits, 'The Crystal Cave and The Professor's Study make a visit unique with many educational resources a great day out for schools READ MORE

Address:Chain Road Creetown, Wigtownshire DG8 7HJ
Tel:01671 820357
Web: http://www.gemrock.net/index.asp?sec=home
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Robert Burns Centre

Situated in the town's eighteenth century watermill on the west bank of the River Nith, the Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Robert Burns' last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century READ MORE

Address:Mill Road Dumfries DG2 7BE
Tel:01387 264808
Web: http://www.dumfriesmuseum.demon.co.uk/
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The Whithorn Story

Whithorn is the site of the earliest Christian community in Scotland, which created the first inscribed Christian monument – known as the Latinus stone – around 450AD. Bede celebrated the fame of Whithorn and an early saint, Ninian, when he wrote in the early 8th Century, READ MORE

Address:45-47 George Street Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 8NS
Tel:01988 500508
Web: http://www.whithorn.com/index.asp
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Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

A treasure house of the history of Southwest Scotland, Dumfries Museum is centered around the eighteenth century windmill which stands above the town. READ MORE

Address:The Observatory Rotchell Road Dumfries DG2 7SW
Tel:01387 253374
Web: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2332
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The Catstrand

The CatStrand is an exciting, contemporary community and arts centre based in the Glenkens village of New Galloway. The centre provides a comfortable, accessible and state of the art venue located in the geographical heart of Dumfries and Galloway. READ MORE

Address:High Street New Galloway Castle Douglas DG7 3RN
Tel:01644 420374
Web: http://www.catstrand.com/
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Tolbooth Arts Centre

Set in one of Kirkcudbright's historic buildings, the centre tells the story of the Kirkcudbright artists colony (1880-present) through a 13 minute audio visual show and the permanent display of paintings. READ MORE

Address:High Street Kirkcudbridge. DG6 4JL
Tel:01557 331556
Web: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3639
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Annan Museum

The Annan museum also hosts a lively programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the season, together with visitor information and a shop stocking pocket money buys as well as local history books and greetings cards by local artists READ MORE

Address:Bank Street Annan DG12 6AA
Tel:01461 201384
Web: http://www.annan.org.uk/
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Castle Douglas Art Gallery

Castle Douglas Art Gallery forms an excellent venue which plays host to an annual programme of exhibitions ranging from fine art and craft to photography. Many of the arts and crafts displayed are for sale and predominantly featuring the work of local art and craft groups. READ MORE

Address:Market Street Castle Douglas DG7 7BE
Tel:01557 331643
Web: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3617
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Ellisland Farm

Ellisland Farm Robert Burns took up the lease of the farm at Whitsun 1788 but did not begin farming till 11th June that year. He brought his wife Jean Armour, and his two year-old son Bobby to Ellisland the following December READ MORE

Address:Holywood Road Auldgirth Dumfries Scotland DG2 0RP
Tel:01387 740426
Web: http://www.ellislandfarm.co.uk/
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John Paul Jones Museum

John Paul Jones Museum cottage is furnished in the style of the 1700s when John Paul Jones was born.Through headsets his mother describes life in the cottage. A multi projector audio visual programme is presented in the reconstructed cabin of his ship READ MORE

Address:Arbigland Kirkbean DG2 8BQ
Tel:01387 880613
Web: http://www.dumfriesmuseum.demon.co.uk/jpj.html
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Gracefield Arts Centre

Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries is an art gallery which houses a collection of over 400 Scottish paintings and hosts a changing programme of contemporary exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists and craftmakers. READ MORE

Address:28 Edinburgh Road Dumfriesshire DG1 1JQ
Tel:01387 262084
Web: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/
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Devil's Porridge

Devils Porridge This fantastic exhibition tells the story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on earth that was constructed on the Anglo-Scottish Border between Dornock in Scotland and Longtown in England. During 1915, READ MORE

Address:Daleside, Butterdales Road Eastriggs, Annan, Dumfriesshire DG12 6TQ
Tel:0844 770 3954
Web: http://www.devilsporridge.co.uk/
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Robert Burns House

Robert burns house Now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world, Robert burns house retains much of it's eighteenth century character and contains many relics of the poet READ MORE

Address:Burns Street Dumfries DG1 2PS
Tel:01387 253296
Web: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3630
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Savings Banks Museum

The original Ruthwell Parish Bank is now home of the Savings Banks Museum .This unique little museum is located in the 200-year old cottage which is the birthplace of the world savings bank movement READ MORE

Address:Savings Banks Museum, Ruthwell Dumfries DG1 4NN
Tel:01387 870 640
Web: http://www.savingsbanksmuseum.co.uk/index.html
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Mill on the Fleet

The Mill was built in 1788 as a cotton spinning mill by James Birtwhistle from Yorkshire and was the second mill to be built on this site. The water wheel on the gable end was used to drive the machinery to spin the cotton READ MORE

Address:High Street Gatehouse of Fleet Castle Douglas Kirkcudbrightshire. DG7 2HS
Tel:01557 814099
Web: http://www.millonthefleet.co.uk/