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Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

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Dumfries Museum.

A treasure house of the history of Southwest Scotland, Dumfries Museum is centered around the eighteenth century windmill which stands above the town. You will see fossil footprints left by prehistoric reptiles, the Wildlife of the Solway marshes, tools and weapons of the earliest peoples of the region, stone carvings of Scotland's first Christians and everyday things of the Victorian farm, workshop and home.

On the topmost floor of the museum is the Camera Obscura this historic astronomical instrument gives fascinating panoramic views over the town, on clear days the range is many miles.

From young and old alike Dumfries Museum has something for everyone.  Running throughout the year are many insightful exhibitions and family events which can be very popular so booking may be required with most extra activities admission is free.

Offers and great fun, family day out and one of the best things to do in Dumfries.

Dumfries Museum: Open All Year:
April to September: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
October to March: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-1pm 2pm-5pm
Camera Obscura: Open: 
April to September: Monday to Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 2pm-5pm.
Adults: £2.30, Concession: £1.15