Event Details

Swords and Sword-craft Talk with Border Reiver's Supper
Friday 19th May 2017This event has passed.

The weapon of choice from the Bronze age and even into the 19th century, sword design and swordsmithing were a great art. Archaeologist Andrew Nicholson will take you through the evolution of the design, construction and use of swords right through to the present day, using local examples, reproductions and original pieces. But be warned – this is not for the faint-hearted as Andrew regales you with the no-holds-barred history of this weapon. Those with a strong stomach can then join us in a Border Reiver’s supper of roast beef or crowdie cheese and fresh bread with a glass of wine/ale or a (non traditional!) soft drink.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the museum (call 01387 253374) and cost £5 per person. Additional refreshments will be available to buy at the Reiver Bar.

Show times

6.30 - 9pm

Advance booking required


A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling 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. Museum activity trails and gallery investigations, visitor information and a shop with unusual and nostalgic toys, gifts and pocket money buys.

Dumfries Museum
The Observatory Rotchell Road Dumfries DG2 7SW


01387 253374 or dumfries.musuem@dumgal.gov.uk

Entry prices


Dumfries and Galloway - lge
Center map


Parking / Toilets / Gift Shop / Baby Changing / Children's Play Area / Disabled Access (with prior notice) / Disabled Parking / Accessible Toilets / Accessible Formats (eg. Braille, large print, see museum for details) / Assistance Dog Facilities 

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