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Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

Door open days

7 September 2019 (10 am to 5 pm)

8 September 2019 (10 am to 5 pm)

Dumfries and Galloway

A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling 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. Museum activity trails and gallery investigations, visitor information and a shop with unusual and nostalgic toys, gifts and pocket money buys.

The windmill tower and Camera Obscura are accessed via a spiral staircase – please telephone for further details. Camera Obscura viewings are not available when it is raining in order to preserve this rare historical instrument.

Facilities

Free Camera Obscura Presentations

The museum will be open for the advertised Doors Open times and entry is free. There will also be free camera obscura presentations during Doors Open Day (normal prices £3.60 / £1.80 concessions). Please note that camera obscura presentations are weather dependent and restricted to 15 people per session. The Camera Obscura is access by a spiral staircase.

Key Information

Architect: Walter Newall drew the plans for converting the 1700s windmill into an observatory in 1836.

Building Date: 18th century

Free Camera Obscura Presentations

The museum will be open for the advertised Doors Open times and entry is free. There will also be free camera obscura presentations during Doors Open Day (normal prices £3.60 / £1.80 concessions). Please note that camera obscura presentations are weather dependent and restricted to 15 people per session. The Camera Obscura is access by a spiral staircase.

 

Where to find us

Address
  • The Observatory
  • Rotchell Road
  • Dumfries
  • DG2 7SW