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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Robert Burns Centre

This award winning centre tells the story of Robert Burns and his connections between the towns people of Dumfries. Includes a scale model of the town

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Castle Douglas Art Gallery

A varied programme of contemporary exhibitions, predominantly featuring the work of local art and craft groups, but also including touring exhibitions

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Gracefield Arts Centre

Gracefield Art Centre has a collection of over 400 Scottish paintings, a Print makers work shop and studio plus many fun children's activities.

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The Whithorn Story

Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims. Discover hidden Whithorn with its archaeology and the association with Scotland's first saint, Ninian.

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Ellisland Farm

Some of Robert Burns' best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm, now a popular museum and visitor attraction

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Annan Museum

Situated in the heart of Annan a fun, Child friendly museum with a permanent exhibition on the history of Annan and a range of temporary exhibitions.

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Creetown Gem Rock Museum

With a quality gift shop, tea room and working Silversmith, the Gem Rock Museum is a unique day out with fossils, crystals, and minerals to see.

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Savings Banks Museum

This beautiful eighteenth century building houses a collection of early home savings boxes, coins and bank notes from many parts of the world.

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The Catstrand

In the heart of Dumfries and Galloway The Catstrand offers a varied programme of Arts and Exhibitions welcoming individuals, groups and businesses.

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Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

Originally an astronomical instrument, the Camera Obscura provides a panoramic view of Dumfries & Galloway along with a treasure house of history.

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Hidden Treasures Lead Mining Museum

Hidden Treasures Lead Mining Museum can be found in the village of Wanlockhead. The Museum explores the history of lead & gold up to 300 years ago.

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Robert Burns House

The simple sandstone house of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. The house gives you an insight into how the poet and his family lived.

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Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

Birthplace to the great writer, historian, and one of Britain's most influential thinkers. Furnished to reflect domestic life around 1795.

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Tolbooth Arts Centre

The award winning Art Centre, which is set in one of Kirkcudbright's historic buildings, tells the story of Kirkcudbright's 'art colony'.

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Mill on the Fleet

Restored 18th century cotton mill, book shop, cafe, galleries. The Mill on the Fleet shows exhibitions, events and holds music sessions. welcomes all

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Devil's Porridge

This amazing exhibition tells the story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on earth!

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Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

What started out with a group of aviation enthusiasts Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum now has a large and ever expanding aircraft collection.

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John Paul Jones Museum

'The father of the American Navy' was born in 1747 the John Paul Jones Museum boast an impressive interactive exhibition on his amazing life.

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