Welcome to Douglas Heritage Museum

We now declare the 2018 season open!

Douglas has an ancient and fascinating history. The history of Scotland itself is more or less reflected in the ebbs and flows of Douglas’ tale. Explore that story at the heritage museum where we have relics dating from the Neolithic period to the modern day. Discover the story of the Good Sir James and the rise of the powerful -and influential- Douglas family. See artifacts from the wars of the covenant and trace the history of the formation and eventual disbandment of the Cameronian regiment active from 1689 to 1968.

Finally come and see some familiar scenes and faces in our displays of Douglas’ more recent history: we have school photographs dating from the 60’s, scenes of what the castle and her gardens looked like before its demolition and we even have some bits and bobs relating to when Douglas’ very own football team went to -and won in- Canada.

After all of that you can have a richt gid blether with one of our volunteers about the displays, browse our wee shop and -if you would be so kind- you could even tell your friends all about us.

This season’s special exhibits are dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the disbandment of the Cameronian regiment and to the rail way line which serviced the town until 1964.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Museums Galleries Scotland

Douglas Heritage Museum Trust
Scottish Charity No. SC022058
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