Step back in time to explore old Dumfries & Galloway life

Have you ever wondered what life must have been like hundreds of years ago around Dumfries and Galloway? As an agricultural region, it certainly wouldn’t have been an easy way to make a living. The Stranraer Museum offers a glimpse into this past, full of objects and images to examine.

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Things to see at Stranraer Museum

The location of Stranraer Museum itself is historic. Taking residence in the town hall in George Street, it sits within a building which was built in 1776. Inside there are many fascinating tools from years gone by, including objects from prehistoric times. The earliest evidence we have of people living in the south west of Scotland is from around 9,000 years ago. We have carved stone crosses from around 1,000 years ago, and more recent evidence of habitation including maps from the 17th century.

The museum is deceptively large, so do make sure you reserve enough time to see it all.

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When to visit

Throughout 2024, the museum will mostly be closed for refurbishment. Please see the Stranraer Museum website to check on updates and opening times. In the meantime, why not check out other historical areas of the region, like Castle Kennedy Gardens?

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Book your break at Coorie Retreats today

Make sure you book your glamping holiday at Coorie Retreats and enjoy the wonderful history of Dumfries and Galloway, including Stranraer Museum. Find more interesting things to do during your stay with our Things To Do Guide.

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