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  1. Devils Porridge Museum - Eastriggs
  2. Thomas Carlyle Birthplace Museum - Ecclefechan
  3. Annan Museum
  4. Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre - Lockerbie
  5. Savings Bank Museum - Ruthwell
  6. Cruck Cottage - Tortherwold
  7. Caerlaverock Wetland Centre
  8. Crichton Church and Gardens - Dumfries
  9. Theatre Royal Dumfries
  10. Dumfries Historic Building Trust
  11. Robert Burns House - Dumfries
  12. Moat Brae Peter Pan House - Dumfries
  13. Robert Burns Centre - Dumfries
  14. Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
  15. Old Bridge House Museum - Dumfries
  16. Robert Burns Ellisland Farm and Museum
  17. Dunscore Heritage Centre
  18. Penpont Heritage Centre - Sundial Cottage
  19. Dalbeattie Museum
  20. Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
  21. Kirkpatrick Durham Parish Church
  22. Balmaclellan Parish Church
  23. Cat Strand Arts Centre - New Galloway
  24. Kells Parish Church - New Galloway
  25. St Johns Town of Dalry Parish Church
  26. Cally Gardens – Gatehouse of Fleet
  27. Mill on the Fleet - Gatehouse
  28. Kirkdale Water Powered Saw Mill
  29. Creetown Heritage Museum
  30. Gem Rock Museum- Creetown
  31. Sorbie Tower
  32. Whithorn Roundhouse
  33. The Museum Newton Stewart
  34. Port William Inshore Rescue (lifeboat Station)
  35. Mull of Galloway Experience
  36. Hallmuir Ukrainian Chapel and War Memorial
  37. Kirkmaiden Old Church near Drummore


In Dumfries and Galloway Doors Open Days are coordinated by the

Dumfries and Galloway Museums and Heritage Network.


Our Doors Open Days weekend is 7th and 8th September.

Dumfries and Galloway

Annan Museum

7-8 September 2019

This family friendly museum houses a permanent exhibition on the history of Annan and the surrounding area. A fascinating journey through time takes visitors from the prehistoric period up to the era of nuclear fission. Displays include costume, First World War memorabilia, town regalia and a remarkable collection of paintings depicting Annan and the Solway shore. Look out for a 4000 year old Bronze Age burial urn, mummified baby crocodiles and the 110 year old piece of chocolate! The museum also hosts a lively programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the season, together with visitor information and a shop stocking pocket money buys as well as local history books and greetings cards by local artists.

Dumfries and Galloway

Hallmuir POW Chapel

7-8 September 2019

This very rare chapel (probably the only one in Scotland) was built by Ukrainian Prisoners of War at Hallmuir Camp, who in 1947 were sent from Italy to Scotland rather than being handed over to the Russians and a potentially terrifying future.  The basic building is a simple army hut clad with painted corrugated asbestos cement sheet but the chapel presents an authentic Ukrainian interior, complete with tinsel chandelier and is still in use by the Ukrainian community, who, since they were not able to return home after the war, stayed in Lockerbie and Lochmaben, found work in the area, married local girls and brought up their children to respect their traditions.The building is Category B listed, and its unique value to Scottish and world history is increasingly recognised.  Pay a visit and enjoy a warm welcome which includes tea and biscuits, conversation and stories.

Dumfries and Galloway

Kirkmaiden Old Kirk (Kirk Convenant)

7 July 2019

As trouble and religions strife racked Scotland and noblemen and gentry queued to sign with their own blood the National Covenant, protesting against the rules and regulations being forced on them, work began on a small church, a Kirk. It was the year 1668 and the wee Kirk, Kirkmaiden Old Parish Church, is still there today, known as Kirk Covenant, the southernmost parish in Scotland.  It stands on the hill, a mile above the village of Drummore and is a fascinating place to visit. See a family crypt, gravestones dating back to 1698, the pulpit under which a minister is buried, the bell made in 1534 and experience the peace of a place of worship that has stood as a house of God for more than 340 years. 

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