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The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

  • Rotchell Rd. Map It
  • Dumfries

Updated 10/08/2013

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A camera obscura is essentially a huge reflecting mirror that projects an extraordinarily clear panoramic view of the surrounding countryside onto an internal wall. The one at the Dumfries Museum is housed in the old Windmill Tower, built in 1836. The museum itself covers the culture and daily life of the people living in the Dumfries and Galloway region from the earliest times.

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Rotchell Rd., Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 7SW, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £2.30
  • Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–5; Oct.–Mar., Tues.–Sat. 10–1 and 2–5

Updated 10/08/2013


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