Events and Exhibitions

Talk: Life in Victorian Dumfries

From: £5.00

MON, 16 MAY 2022


Discover more about the hidden stories of Victorian Dumfries in this fascinating talk.

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In the 19th century, Dumfries was a bustling town, with thriving industries, busy markets, enthralling entertainments, and goods and travellers arriving from across the globe.  It was a place where history and tradition met with the wonders of the modern world.  While new innovations arrived, and elegant new buildings were being constructed, the cramped closes, grim punishments and cholera epidemics brought a darker side to the story of Dumfries.

This intriguing and well-illustrated presentation will set aside the more famous names and better known histories, to explore the everyday lives and experiences of the people of the Victorian town and its surrounding area.


About the Event

Life in Victorian Dumfries runs from 7-8.30pm, with tea and coffee being served from 6.30pm.

The talk takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room. There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes is a historian and storyteller, with a particular interest in the social history and lives of ordinary people. He has worked in museums for over two decades, using living history and hands-on workshops to connect people with the past. Tom is the Access Officer at Dumfries Museum and lives nearby at Newbridge.

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