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Old Bridge House Museum

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Address: Mill Road | at the far end of Devorgillas Bridge, Dumfries, Scotland
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+44 1387 256904
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14:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Ideal for quick stop history of Robbie Burns. Fabulous free exhibits and onsite cafe/bathrooms. (There's even a cinema) Friendly and informative staff and all set in a stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ideal for quick stop history of Robbie Burns. Fabulous free exhibits and onsite cafe/bathrooms. (There's even a cinema) Friendly and informative staff and all set in a stunning original building. Allow 20-30 mins if not using the cafe. Not to be missed though.

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Thank imanofmystery
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Old Bridge House dates from 1660, and is built into the fabric of the fifteenth century bridge that crosses the River Nith (the 15C Devorgilla Bridge) It's not very big, and fifteen minutes is really all you need to look around what is essentially an exposition of the life and times of Doonhamers (natives of Dumfries) down through the... More 

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Thank Sandy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Small museum but amazing and well worth the visit. Old dental surgical tools were very cool! Lovely surroundings by the old bridge.

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Thank Denise P
Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Small museum but lots of interesting artefacts. Guides very helpful. Doesn't take long to go round but if you are in the area go visit.

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Thank Masseysgran
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

On entering you see how small the living area was. The first room we entered had an array of old dental equipment from the chair to the pliers for extracting teeth. All the different rooms had a theme of what it was like in days gone bye. It is well worth a visit. It is free and there is good... More 

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Thank stephen a
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Cross the bridge to find the museum set on the same side of the river as the Burns centre. Free entrance to this small museum(15 mins to float around). Friendly staff.

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Wick, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

First of all, the construction of this little bridge house was spectacular. But the tiny museum inside was also a wonder: be sure to visit all floors. Small but mighty!

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Thank Nunya-from-NS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Worth a visit to get a little of the history of Dumfries and what life was like across the centuries.

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Thank Emma H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Great to find out what the house was used for and the history of the bridge and the river. Was particularly interested in the trade that the river brought to the town.

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Thank julianwindsor
Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

There is only about 6 small rooms but is a nice place to visit, few good things to see most can't be touched, couple things in room with staff that kids can touch. Kids liked seeing older things.

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