Dumfries Museum
and
Camera Obscura

windmill tower at 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.


Services
Forthcoming
Events
Dumfries Museum: Open All Year:
April to September: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
October to March: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-1pm 2pm-5pm
ADMISSION FREE
Camera Obscura: Open:
April to September: Monday to Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 2pm-5pm.
Admission:
Adults: £2.30p, Concession: £1.15p
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura,The Observatory, Dumfries, DG27SW
Tel: (01387) 253374 Fax: (01387) 265081
or E mail:postmaster@dumfriesmuseum.demon.co.uk

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