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Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura

Description:

A treasure house of history, Dumfries Museum tells the story of the land and people of Dumfries and Galloway. 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 Camera Obscura, installed in 1836, is on the top floor of the old windmill tower. From it you can see a fascinating panoramic view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside. A unique experience.

Opening Hours:
Open all year April-September Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm October-March Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Admission:
Free. Camera Obscura: Adults £2.30 Concessions £1.15. The Camera Obscura is reached by a spiral staircase - please contact us for more information.
Address:
The Observatory, Rotchell Road Dumfries DG2 7SW
Tel:
01387 253374. Fax: 01387 265081
Email:
dumfriesmuseum@dumgal.gov.uk
Web:
http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2333

Star Items


1445
The Stidriggs Hoard
1269
Robert the Bruce, cast of his skull
1273
Robert the Bruce, top of his femur and section of his foot
1701
Abecedary or stonework decorated with the alphabet