Fodor's Expert Review Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

Dumfries Museum/Gallery

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, which claims to be the oldest in the world, 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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum free; Camera Obscura £3.60, Closed Nov.–Mar.

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