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All information correct as of January 2017.  Please be aware that some attractions are only open seasonally, this should be checked on the appropriate website before visiting.

 

The David Coulthart Museum        20 Miles from Barend         Postcode:  DG6 4NP

This museum was started in David’s hometown by his parents and is often visited by the man himself.  It features Scotland’s only full size, full motion F1 car simulator as well as numerous cars, trophies, helmets & racing suits.  A must-see for any Formula 1 fan!

The museum is situated next to the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory, children who have taken part in the chocolate making workshop gain free entry to the museum.

Prices

Entry Only

Under 12’s - £4.00

Age 12 and over - £6.00

 

Entry & Simulator

Adult (full motion simulation, minimum height 1.4m) - £18.00

Child (fixed simulation, minimum height 1.3m) - £10.00

For further information please look at the website here.

 

Dumfries Aviation Museum        22 Miles from Barend        Postcode:  DG1 3PH

Based in and around the original wartime RAF Dumfries control tower, the museum features 3 floors of exhibits including engines, uniforms & weaponry.  Outside you can explore the various aircraft including a Spitfire & Wessex helicopter.  Pets are welcome.

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Prices

Child - £3.50

Adult - £4.50

Concession - £3.50

Family Day Ticket (2 adults & 2 Children) - £12.50

For further information please look at the website here.

 

Creetown Gem Rock Museum        37 Miles from Barend        Postcode:  DG8 7HH

A fun and informative day out for the whole family, there is lots to do and see here - from gemstones to crystals, minerals and fossils!  You can visit the crystal cave, explore the interactive displays and take part in the geology quiz.  There is also a Heritage Centre, playpark, shop, tearoom and walks, but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all into one day - tickets are valid for 2 weeks!

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Prices

Under 5 - Free

Child (5-15 years) - £3.00

Adult - £5.00

Concession - £4.50

Family (2 adults & 3 children) - £13.50

For further information please look at the website here. 

 

John Paul Jones Cottage Museum        8 Miles from Barend        Postcode: DG2 8BQ

 Discover the life and times of John Paul Jones, 'The Father of the American Navy' at the traditional cottage where he was born in 1747.  Now a museum, you can take the audio tour around the cottage, which is still furnished in the style of the 1700s. An audio visual programme is presented in the beautifully reconstructed cabin of his ship Bonhomme Richard, in which he defeated HMS Serapis off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire in 1779.  The shop serves drinks and snacks and there is also a sheltered outdoor picnic area.

Prices

Child - Free 

Adult - £4.50 

Concession - £4.00 

For further information please look at the website here.

 

The Robert Burns Centre        18 Miles from Barend        Postcode:  DG2 7BE

Located in the centre of Dumfries, this small museum offers free entry and will tell you the story of Burns’ time in the town, you can view many items belonging to The Bard including original manuscripts.  There is also a cafe and gift shop and the centre turns into a film theatre at night.

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For further information please look at the website here.

 

The Devils Porridge Museum        40 Miles from Barend        Postcode:  DG12 6TF

Discover the story of the greatest munitions factory on earth - HM Factory Gretna.  During WW1 this factory made more explosives than all other munitions factories in the UK combined, had 30,000 workers and was over 9 miles long!

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Prices

Child (Age 5 - 16) - £4.00

Adult - £5.00

Concession (Age 60+) - £4.00

Family (2 adults & 3 children) - £12.50

For further information please look at the website here.

 

Burns House        18 Miles from Barend        Postcode:  DG1 2PS

See where Burns lived for his last years, you can view original manuscripts & other personal belongings and explore his study which still homes his writing desk and chair.  Entry is free, with a museum trail and colouring sheets provided for the kids.

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For further information please look at the website here.

 

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura        18 Miles from Barend        Postcode:  DG2 7SW

A treasure house of history in Dumfries & 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.  The Camera Obscura is on the top floor of the old windmill tower at Dumfries Museum.  Originally an astronomical instrument, it was installed in 1836 when the windmill was converted into an observatory.  From it you can see a fascinating panoramic view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside.  A unique experience.  It is closed between the start of October and the end of March and is only accessible via a spiral staircase which may not be suitable for all.  Entry to the museum is free.

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Prices

Camera Obscura

Adult - £3.20

Concession - £1.60

For further information please look at the website here.

 

The Museum of Lead Mining        49 Miles from Barend        Postcode: ML12 6UT

 

Situated in the heart of Scotland’s highest village at 467 metres above sea level, the Museum is fun for the whole family.  Explore the mines themselves, have a go at panning for gold and spend some time in the visitor centre, tearoom & gift shop.  Worth a visit if you will be going to nearby Drumlanrig Castle, a 10% discount is offered at Drumlanrig Castle on production of a ticket for the Museum of Lead Mining.

Prices

Child /Concession - £6.25

Adult - £8.25 

For further information please look at the website here.

 

Dalbeattie Museum        5 Miles from Barend        Postcode:  DG5 4BS

Containing a treasure trove of items including vintage toys and foods, you could easily spend a couple of hours finding out about the towns granite quarrying past as well as its links to the Titanic!  Open from April to October, entry is free, although donations are always greatly appreciated!

For further information please look at the website here.

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