We look forward to welcoming you to the Dunscore Heritage Centre.

You will hear the incredible story of Jane Haining’s life through her words, letters and possessions. You will find out about how her love and dedication for her charges resulted in her death at Auschwitz.

Our church building has a long and fascinating history.  You will learn about The Disruption, the Covenanters and the role of the church in the community through the centuries.

You will discover what makes our village special and how it has changed through the years find out about the famous people that lived in and around Dunscore including Jane Haining, Thomas Carlyle and Robert Burns.

The Heritage Centre is located in Dunscore Parish Church.

When visiting the centre you can:

  • Discover more about Jane Haining, the church and the village
  • See items relating to Jane Haining’s life including her “Heroes of the Holocaust” medal, a prize awarded to her at school, a copy of her will and much more
  • Walk, drive or cycle the Jane Haining trail in the lovely lanes around the village taking in the stunning Cairn Valley scenery and visiting the farm where she was born and brought up, her school and church
  • Delve into information, videos and surprising facts using the touch-screen computer
  • Follow the Memory Trail round Dunscore seeing where the library started by Robert Burns was located, the oak tree from an acorn collected from Auschwitz and one of very few hearse houses in the country
  • Take a guided walk around the church or, for the younger visitors, the Dunscore Church Detective Trail

This is all in the historic setting of Dunscore Church with a knowledgeable guide on hand to answer any questions that you may have and to offer you a Fairtrade tea, coffee or juice.

Where to find us
Dunscore Parish Church

Give us a call
(01387) 820455 or 820236

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