Event Details

Sword-craft, Firepower and Fashion!
Saturday 20th May 2017This event has passed.

Delve into the area’s tumultuous past and meet the Border Clansmen – fearless 16th century cattle rustlers who took advantage of the ‘Debatable Lands’ between Scotland and England during this turbulent time in history. Young recruits are sought to join the Clansmen in a junior re-enactment battle, and visitors are invited to watch as they share the secrets of Border Reiver sword-craft, firepower and fashion.

Entry to the event is free. A range of £1 craft activities will offer the opportunity to make replica 16th century souvenirs to take home, such as woven arm bands, leather pouches or calligraphy name plates.

To book your ticket to this glimpse into the past, contact 01387 253374 or dumfriesmuseum@dumgal.gov.uk

Show times

11am - 3pm

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



Entry prices


Dumfries and Galloway - lge
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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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