Things to do when you stay at Lochview ...

Below you will find some useful museum links to help you plan your stay at Lochview. Choose a category from the list to the left for other links to the many attractions in Dumfries & Galloway you can visit when at Lochview.

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling the story of the land and people of the region. The Camera Obscura, installed in the windmill tower in 1836, is the oldest working example in the world.

Old Bridge House, Dumfries
Built in 1660 into the sandstone of Devorgilla Bridge, the town's oldest house is now a museum of everyday life in Dumfries.

Robert Burns House, Dumfries
The simple sandstone house where Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life.

Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries
Situated in the town's 18th century watermill, the Robert Burns Centre tells the story of the poet's life in Dumfries

Warnlochhead Lead Mining and Gold Panning Museum is open 7 days each week from April until October between 11am and 4.30pm. In July and August they are open 7 days each week from 10am until 5pm. As a guide, your visit should last 2 to 3 hours.


The original Ruthwell Parish Bank now houses the Savings Banks Museum, a collection of early home savings boxes, coins and bank notes from many parts of the world. The Museum houses a collection of early home safes, coins and bank notes from many parts of the world, including the first three lock box used in the Ruthwell Parish Bank.