Explore the natural and local history of Dumfries and Galloway, including fossil footprints left by prehistoric reptiles, the wildlife of the Solway salt marshes and stone carvings by Scotland's first Christians.

There is also an 1836 camera obscura on the top floor.

Dumfries Museum

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG2 7SW

01387 253 374


Opening times


Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: 2pm - 5pm


Tue - Sat:

10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Free to all

Free exhibitions with National Art Pass

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