A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries Museum tells the story of the land and people of the region.
Look out for fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland’s first Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian farm, workshop and home.
The museum also hosts a lively programme of special exhibitions, events and family activities throughout the year and has a shop selling unusual and nostalgic toys, gemstones, gifts and books.
In addition to being home to the world’s oldest working Camera Obscura!
Originally an astronomical instrument, it was installed in 1836 when the windmill was converted into an observatory.
Pay a visit and get a truly amazing view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside.