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Savings Banks Museum

Ruthwell, Dumfries DG1 4NN, Scotland
+44 1387 870640
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knowledgeable custodian

A fascinating wee museum, well worth a visit. The custodian was knowledgeable and a real... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
amr2151
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
A museum that entertains and informs!

A delightful experience made into a fun outing by the talented and knowledgeable curator. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnHowardNorfolk
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Ruthwell, Dumfries DG1 4NN, Scotland
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+44 1387 870640
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fascinating wee museum, well worth a visit. The custodian was knowledgeable and a real enthusiast. Will definitely visit again.

Thank amr2151
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful experience made into a fun outing by the talented and knowledgeable curator. It’s a mixture of “hands on”, entertaining commentary and an astonishing display of piggy banks. Well done the TSB for the financial support you provide to keep this entertaining history alive....More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a little gem of a place hidden away in a quaint village The custodian Ms Hastings brought the history to life of the setting up of the first Savings Bank Free entry

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum last week when walking plans for the day were kyboshed by the wintry weather - I’m so glad we did! It’s an extremely interesting gem of a museum - this is the spot where socially responsible banking started. Henry Duncan was a...More

Thank midgemagnet
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This excellent small museum has recently been improved in terms of layout and information. Although I have visited many times before I had just finish the book about Henry Duncan by Charles Munn so wanted to go back and check a few things out. Our...More

Thank suegreig
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The friendly and extremely informative guide explained the history of the first savings bank which was set up in this small building. Lots of interesting facts and a collection of piggy banks add up to make this a very worthwhile visit. If you are in...More

Thank hearny66_11
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Even my reluctantly-attending partner enjoyed our visit to this small museum. Though currently housed in only one room, the story contained in it is of incredibly huge significance. A wonderful story of the positive endeavours of a local man and what he achieved through his...More

1  Thank Damon W
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

A small gem of a museum where the first savings bank was created by a minister called Duncan. Well worth a knock on the door to get the curator to open up ( 12 till 4pm). Many interesting artefacts from the early 19th century (coins,...More

1  Thank jalancarter
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Fascinating visit on a wet day. Very small, but the very informative guide brought it all to life. And the piggy banks - from all over the world - were wonderful!

1  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

A revelation of a tiny museum, excellent guide, eye opening social and financial history of what turns out to be a genius idea from Rev Henry Duncan. It's free, small and fun, GO THERE for the piggy bank collection and much more

1  Thank JHB-salop
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