Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Dumfries Museum

Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW. Scotland

A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries Museum tells 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.

Dumfries Museum also offers free workshops for schools!

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Workshops available at Dumfries Museum

Workshops available at Dumfries Museum

Dumfries Museum offers special themed workshops which are FREE to schools and educational groups in Dumfries and Galloway. These can last a day or half-day to suit you. These can include living history, artefact handling, music, and crafts. At Dumfries Museum they have the following activities currently available all year round; Medieval Life, Victorian Life, Dumfries Local Area Study.

A Victorian themed day is also available including artefact handling, exploring Victorian inventions and innovations, demonstration of the camera obscura, toys and games PLUS a visit to the Old Bridge House nearby!

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Venue Details



Rotchell Road, Dumfries
DG2 7SW. Scotland

Opening Hours

Open to school visits weekdays all year.