1st January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1st January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Alfred Edgar Truckell (Alf) was born 100 years ago on 14 February 1919. He was curator of Dumfries Museum 1948 – 1982. During this time he expanded the museum collection, increased visitor numbers, opened the Old Bridge House as a museum of domestic life and started a museum in Annan. He was a well known figure in the town and was awarded an MBE for his services to learning.
April 6 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
The story of the Priestside anchor and the ships that carried Roman invaders to our shores 2000 years ago.
The Roman Army was almost invincible on land of its own choosing and was closely supported by a formidable navy. For many years an ancient iron anchor from Priestside near Annan has been on display in Dumfries Museum. New studies have revealed that this may be one of the rarest survivors of an invading Roman navy. Find out more about how the anchor was made and how the Romans used boats to conquer and colonise.
Also on show is the Bulbury Camp anchor, on loan from Dorset County Museum. This anchor is definitely of Iron Age date and was found during the excavation of Bulbury Iron Age Hill-fort in 1881. It will be the first ever time that these two rare anchors can be compared.
June 8 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Discover the craft of stone carving, from quarrying in Locharbriggs to carved gargoyles in the town centre. This exhibition brings together stories from people involved in the trade, contemporary carving, new images and research of local stonework.
Over the past year, the Dumfries Historic Building Trust’s Stonecarving Project has been celebrating the amazing history and continuing tradition of local stone carving, working with volunteers to capture living memories and find hidden gems in the town archives.
June 8 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 12:00 pm
Discover the museum’s quarried and carved sandstone with the Set in Stone trail
Make a gargoyle mask
Colouring sheets and quizzes
10am – 12noon or 2-4pm