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Waking The Witch – Walking Tour

October 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The dark days of the witch trials left a powerful mark on the town of Dumfries… At the height of the persecutions, at least 78 people were accused of witchcraft, with many more affected in the wider region.

Join award-winning storytellers, Mostly Ghostly, as they reawaken a collection of historical, thought-provoking accounts, through layers of rich narrative and first-hand dramatisations, exploring cases of alleged witchcraft and their devastating human consequences…

Kathleen Cronie, John Hill, Mary Wood,

The launch of our new tour features a special evening visit to Dumfries Museum and the Old Bridge House Museum, where guests will have the opportunity to view intriguing artefacts connected to the witch-hunting era, and consider the impact of key historical events that occurred in view of the Old Bridge, including a haunting account of five women transferred to Kirkcudbright to await trial, where they would be imprisoned in the ‘dark dungeon’ of Kirkcudbright Tolbooth…


£14 Standard, £12 Child/Student, £40 Family

Tickets are also available at the Midsteeple Box Office

Accessibility Details: Fully accessible museum.  Other venues and sites around town not accessible, need to be able to walk around town e.g. steps on the Old Bridge to negotiate.

Age Restriction: Age guide 12 and above

Dumfries and Galloway Council Museums Service

01387 253374

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Dumfries and Galloway Council Museums Service

Dumfries Museum, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, DG2 7SW
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