Discover events in Dumfries & Galloway – South West Scotland

Event Series Fighting for Justice

Fighting for Justice

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Fighting for Justice: Strikes and Protests in Dumfries 1770-1920 New exhibition at Dumfries Museum. This special display explores working people’s history in Dumfries: their struggles, strikes and protests. This includes strikes by stonemasons, bakers and glovemakers; demonstrations in favour of voting reform including Chartism and public disorders connected with food shortages. The exhibition includes original […]

Free
Event Series Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Dumfries Museum will be offering free guided tours daily at 11am except Sundays. Come along to enjoy a look around the museum with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. The tours will be offered throughout the summer season and will be a great new way to find out about the history of Dumfries and Galloway through […]

Free

Working Lives walking tour of Dumfries

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Working Lives Walking Tour of Dumfries With local historian Ian Gasse Walking Tour starts at Dumfries Museum A chance to find out more about the lives of working people in Dumfries with local historian, Ian Gasse. Visit places connected with protests, strikes, food riots and Chartism. Discover the stories behind the struggles of the people […]

Free

Crafts Fit for a King

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Free family crafts to mark the 750th birthday of Robert the Bruce. Make a medieval helmet and crown and follow a themed trail around the museum. Free activity, no need to book, just drop in between 11am and 3pm.

Free

Zentangle Drawings

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Relax and try out a zentangle drawing. Creating these repeating patterns is great for mindfulness and produces a satisfying and striking effect. We’ll help you get started, then you can just unwind and get creative. This activity is free and suited to all ages. There’s no need to book, just drop in between 11am and […]

Free

Prehistoric Pots

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Be inspired by original pottery from the Bronze Age and create your own decorated pots to take away. This is a free family craft activity. There’s no need to book, just drop in between 11am and 3pm.

Free

Romans and Celts Characters

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Discover some amazing Iron Age and Roman artefacts in the museum and create your own poseable card characters to take away. This is a free family activity. No need to book, just drop in between 11am and 3pm.

Free

Poster Printing

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Be inspired by some Victorian printers’ equipment in the museum and print your own poster design to take away. These are free family crafts. No need to book, just drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm.

Free

Wee Tattie Bogles

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

Make your own miniature scarecrow character from old socks, rags and straw. These are free family craft activities, no need to book, just drop in between 11am and 3pm.

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